The Ensemble experience in Carleton Music is an important and highly enjoyable part of our program, providing opportunities to gather, collaborate, develop group skills, and explore new genres and repertoire with professional and experienced directors. Be sure to check back here regularly for news and information on current ensembles, activities and registration. See below for current offerings and registration information.

Ensembles News

Thumbnail image: Virtual Ensembles 2020-21 Showcase2020-21 Virtual Ensembles Showcase
Last Spring, we had to ask a difficult question: Could musical collaboration work in a virtual format? After a Summer of busy preparations, Carleton Music proudly launched seven online performance Ensembles in Fall 2020 and two more in Winter 2021. What follows are excerpts are from their final projects, and our Ensemble Directors’ reflections on the challenges and triumphs they encountered along the way… More

Orchestra members shaking handsCarleton Music partners with Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
For budding classical musicians, playing with professionals can make a big difference. That’s why Carleton Music and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) have partnered to allow students to train and perform alongside experienced musicians. The official collaborative agreement, which begins in fall 2021, will give students experience with intimate chamber ensemble and larger orchestra settings… More

Ensemble Course Registration

Carleton University Choir
First-year students register in MUSI 1912B for the FALL and MUSI 1913B for the WINTER term.

All other Ensembles
Students register in MUSI X914 section __ (choose letter section according to list below) for the FALL term, and MUSI X915 __ (same letter / section) for the WINTER term. (*** for example, MUSI 2914C and MUSI 2915C would be for second-year students registering in the Chamber Music Ensemble, etc.)

To register for the ensemble of your choice you must enroll in the PROPER SECTION.

Section A West African Rhythm Ensemble
Section B Fusion Ensemble
Section C Chamber Music Ensemble
Section D Jazz Ensemble
Section G All Approved Off-campus Ensembles
(*Email Kathy Armstrong for permission to register in this section)
Section I Roots Ensemble
Section J Lyric Theatre Ensemble
Section K Carleton-OSO Ensemble-In-Residence Mentorship Program
Section M Singer-Songwriter
Section N Saxophone
Section O Brass Ensemble