School of Music (937) 775-2346
Theatre Arts Department (937) 775-3072

Musical Activities

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The School of Music at Wright State University sponsors various performance ensembles to assist music majors in refining their performance skills and to provide opportunities for non majors and community members to continue their musical activities. Students may obtain academic credit for their participation.

Each ensemble usually performs on campus at least once per term. Some ensembles also perform at other special campus and community events. Some ensembles require an audition, other have open enrollment. Students interested in membership in any of the following ensembles should contact the School of Music, or the following faculty.

Wind Symphony and Chamber Players

  • Dr. Dave Booth
  • (937) 775-2545

Symphonic Band

  • Dr. Shelley Jagow
  • (937) 775-2178

Concert Band

  • Dr. Thomas Lukowicz
  • (937) 775-3878
  • No audition required

Varsity Pep Band

  • Mr. David McKeever
  • (937) 775-2346

Jazz Band

  • Dr. Gretchen McNamara
  • (937) 775-2541

University Chamber Orchestra

  • Dr. Jackson Leung
  • (937) 775-2386

Wright State Symphony Orchestra

  • Dr. In-Hong Cha
  • (937) 775-2455

Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale

  • Mr. Robert Stockton
  • (937) 775-2072

Collegiate Chorale

  • Dr. Hank Dahlman
  • (937) 775-3721

Women's Chorale

  • Mrs. Ginger Minneman
  • (937) 775-3075

Chamber Singers

  • Ms. Amanda Hughes
  • (937) 775-2346

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus

  • Dr. Hank Dahlman
  • (937) 775-3721

Men's Chorale

  • Dr. James Tipps
  • (937) 775-3722

University Chorus

  • Dr. James Tipps
  • (937) 775-3722
  • No audition required

A Cappella Vocal Ensemble

  • Mr. Brody McDonald
  • (937)775-2346

Many concerts and recitals are free; a copy of the yearly schedule is available on the School of Music website: www.wright.edu/music

Students interested in private music lessons should contact the Music Office at (937) 775-2346

Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures Activities

The Wright State University Theatre presents a variety of productions yearly, including drama, musical, comedy, and dance performances, in the Festival Playhouse and The Dorothy M. and Isabel Herbst Theatre.  All students, regardless of major, may audition for the productions. Auditions for the various productions are announced on the theatre call board, located in the Creative Arts Center.

Auditions also take place for films made by students in the motion picture area. Information about these auditions can also be found on the call board.

Usher sign-up sheets are also posted on the call board.  Any Wright State student may usher for University Theatre productions and thereby can be admitted free.

Tickets for individual plays or coupon sets for the entire season may be purchased at the theatre box office in the Creative Arts Center.  Wright State students may buy tickets at a special student rate.  For additional information, please call the theatre office at (937) 775-3072 or the box office at (937) 775-2500. Visit our website at: www.wright.edu/tdmp