Small Groups

Small group rehearsal times and contacts
Group Name Manager Name Rehearsal Time Location
Baroque’n Bones Jesse Hartman Saturday: 2PM-4PM J-Building
Brass Bananas Ben Longchamp Wednesday: 6PM-8PM J-Building
Rensselaer Chamber Brass (RCB) Tristan Protzman Sunday: 12PM-1PM J-Building
Clarinet Choir Dalton Slegel Sunday: 2:30PM-4PM J-Building
Collar City Combo Sam Ellman Friday: 6PM-9PM J-Building
Composition Club Mathew Wang TBD TBD
Daydreamers Jiazhen (Jerry) Yang Friday: 8PM-10PM J-Building
Electronic Music Production Club Jon Castro Saturday 2PM-5PM J-Building
Experimental Music Quartet Gerald Osborne TBD J-Building
Flute Choir Olivia Mariani
Chris Saour
Monday: 9PM-10PM J-Building
GR-9 Nik Pepmeyer Wednesday: 9PM-11PM
Friday: 9PM-11PM
J-Building
Lateral Motion Luke Chapdelaine TBD J-Building
Strings Theory Tyler Chang
Dan Kazenoff
Saturday: 2PM-4PM West 326
Trombone Choir Livinia Williams
Alex Gurr
Sunday: 5PM-6:30PM J-Building
Tuba Christmas Ryan Harm TBD J-Building

Baroque’n Bones

 
The Baroquen Bones is a trombone quartet which performs all-trombone arrangements of baroque music, such as Bach and Faure.
Instrumentation:
 Trombones

Rensselaer Chamber Brass

 
RPI’s brass quintet playing all varieties of music
Instrumentation:
 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba

Clarinet Choir

The clarinet choir is an ensemble made up of all types of clarinets including Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass, and Contra Bass clarinets. The Clarinet Choir performs many different styles of music from Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag to Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini, as well as classical transcriptions of famous works by Holst, Mozart, and Grainger.
Instrumentation:
 All clarinets

Electronic Music Production Club

 
Teaches students how to produce and record music. They do any genre of music. The main focus of the group is improving production skills for members and performing to show off recent productions they have done. Performances can be live using something like abelton live or can be DJing.
Instrumentation:
 Computer or Anything that makes sound

Experimental Music Quartet

The Experimental Music Quartet (EMQ) is a group of skilled jazz musicians who play modern experimental jazz. The group intentionally plays music that is unlike that which any other group plays, often dealing with compound time signatures and unique harmonies. Some artists whose music they have played include Alfa Mist, Christian Scott, and Chris Potter. The group has a large emphasis on improvisation in their performance. Members are chosen by audition. Rehearsal time changes each semester depending on the availability of the members.
Instrumentation:
 Drum set, Electric Bass, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone

Strings Theory

The Strings Theory ensemble dabbles in everything from classical-era chamber to popular soundtracks from prominent indie/pop-artists; video games, shows, and movies. They also create and transpose our own music.
Instrumentation:
 Violins, Violas, Cellos, Bass

Trombone Choir

 
The Trombone Choir performs all-trombone arrangements of hymns, classical, and modern music, all the way from Bach to ragtime.
Instrumentation:
 All trombones

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of a small group please email rma_vice_president@union.lists.rpi.edu for more information. Small Ensembles determine their own conditions for membership so auditions will vary per group.  

To request one of these small group for a performance, please email the RMA Vice-President at rma_vice_president@union.lists.rpi.edu.

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    September 2021

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    • Pep Band Rehearsal
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    • Jazz Jam 2
    • RMA General Body Meetings (discord)
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    • Chamber Music Practice
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    • Jazz Jam 1
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    • Pep Band Rehearsal
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    • RMA General Body Meetings (discord)
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    • JAZZ AUDITIONS
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    • Symphonic Band
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    • Pep Band
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    • RMA Meeting
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    • Josiah Thieme @ J Building
    • CJE Rehearsal
    • WJO Rehearsal
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    • Jazz Jam
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    • Pep Band
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    • RMA Meeting
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    • CJE Rehearsal
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    • Jazz Jam
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