The School of Music offers a wide range of ensemble opportunities for all members of the ANU community including staff, students and visitors. The ensemble offerings vary from year to year. A core group of ensembles form part of the Performance Major for students studying the Bachelor of Music. Entry to these ensembles is based on audition and ensemble need.

» Find out more about the Ensemble Program at the ANU Programs and Courses website

ANU Chamber Choir

ANU Chamber Choir

Choral music from the Sixteenth Century to today

Directed by: Mr Tobias Cole
Rehearsal: Wednesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Big Band Room

ANU Chamber Music Ensembles

ANU Chamber Music Ensembles

Form a small ensemble to experience an extensive range of chamber music repertoire through the centuries

Directed by: Dr Sally Walker
Rehearsal: Monday 10am - 12pm
Various Rehearsal Spaces

ANU Chamber Orchestra (Strings)

Repertoire from Baroque to 21st Century

Directed by: Mr Tor Frømyhr
Rehearsal: Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Larry Sitsky Recital Room

ANU Guitar Ensemble

ANU Guitar Ensemble

Chamber ensemble music for Guitar

Directed by: Minh Le Hoang
Rehearsal: Friday 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Theatre 1

ANU Jazz Choir

ANU Jazz-Contemporary Choir

Contemporary choral music & close-voice harmony, a cappella & with rhythm section

Directed by: Mr Hugh Barrett, Briana Cowlishaw
Rehearsal: Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Big Band Room

ANU Jazz Combos

ANU Jazz-Contemporary Combos

Play traditonal and innovative styles of jazz in small ensembles

Directed by: Mr John Mackey, Mr Greg Stott, Mr Mark Sutton
Big Band Room (plus various rehearsal spaces)

Con Campbell
Rehearsal: Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

John Mackey and Mark Sutton
Rehearsal: Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm

John Mackey, Mark Sutton, Greg Stott
Rehearsal: Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm


ANU Orchestra

ANU Orchestra

Professional Training Orchestra

Directed by: Mr Max McBride, Mr Tor Frømyhr
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Big Band Room (plus various rehearsal spaces)

ANU Jazz Collective

ANU Recording Ensemble

6-10 piece Modern Jazz Ensemble

Directed by: Mr John Mackey, Mr Miroslav Bukovsky
Rehearsal: Monday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Balinese Gamelan

Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Directed by: Dr Bonnie McConnell
Rehearsal: Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Indonesian Embassy

Gamelan gong kebyar is the most popular style of gamelan in Bali. It features a variety of tuned percussion instruments. 

Band of the RMC Duntroon

Band of the RMC Duntroon

Concert Band

Directed by: Dr Sally Walker
Rehearsal: Intensive rehearsals prior to concert
RMC Duntroon

The Band of the Royal Military College, often referred to as RMC Band or the Duntroon Band is based in Canberra. Its role for the Army and the Australian Defence Force is predominantly ceremonial in support of Vice-Regal and government agencies, Defence Headquarters and the Royal Military College, but off the parade ground it performs as a concert band and has a variety of smaller ensembles as well.

These ensembles include a concert band, marching band, stage band, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, rock band, dixie band (known as the Steamboat Stompers), saxophone quartet, clarinet quartet, and woodwind trio. This versatility enables the band to cover all ceremonial tasking in the ACT and to perform a regional role through community engagement.

Sally Walker is the ANU student facilitator for this ensemble, and is unable to help with general enquiries or ticket sales. General enquiries should be directed to the RMC Band. 

Updated:  8 January 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications