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Music Organizations

Music Organizations

Baroque Ensemble: Formed in 1998, the Baroque Ensemble provides a distinctive musical feast for local concert halls and churches. It features such unusual instruments as the cornet and crumhorn, as well as the more familiar recorders, strings, guitar, percussion, and woodwind instruments. Vocal music is also part of the Ensemble’s repertoire. 

Washington Brass Quintet

An advanced touring brass ensemble that consists of ten brass instrument players and three percussion players. Membership is by audition and members are eligible for a music scholarship. Performances include area schools, churches, and weekend tours. Call ext. 4025. 

Washington Collegiate Chorale

WAU’s large touring choir is open to all students by audition. It performs classical, sacred, and secular music on campus, in local churches and community centers. It performs extensively in North America and overseas as the schedule permits. Call ext. 4025. 

Washington Concert Winds

Open to students and members of the University community by audition. Performances include three to four campus events and one weekend trip per semester. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students. Call ext. 4025.

Honor String Quartet

A small group that strives for an unusual level of performance excellence, the Honor Quartet provides a distinctive musical outlet for WAU students. 

New England Youth Ensemble (also New England Symphonic Ensemble) at WashingtonAdventist University

WAU’s internationally renowned orchestra is open to students with instrumental skills. Membership is by audition. This chamber orchestra performs classical, sacred, and secular music on campus, in churches, concert halls, and tours extensively in North America and overseas, schedule permitting. Call ext. 4025. 


ProMusica is open to all students by audition. It is a select chamber choir, singing repertoire appropriate to such an organization. All finalists receive choral scholarships. Members of ProMusica must also be members of the Washington Collegiate Chorale. Call ext. 4025.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.