Large Performing Ensembles
The University Choirs perform a wide variety of choral literature including Renaissance motets, Romantic works, contemporary pieces, world music, gospel music, and spirituals. The 50-member ensemble performs on- and off-campus throughout the academic year. The University Choirs meets 2-3 hours each week, and are open to all Tiffin University students without audition.
The TU Marching Band performs at all home football games and several marching band festivals each year. The band's unique style combines traditional marching shows and more creative presentations of contemporary pop, rock, soul, r&b and funk genres. The band performs annually at regional marching band festivals and professional sporting events. The band rehearses four times weekly throughout the TU football season, and is open to all TU students with instrumental experience. The Marching Auxiliary is comprised of a group of students demonstrating talent in either twirling or color guard, enhancing the marching band performances by breathing life into the music and visually stimulating the audience.
Building on the tradition of the Wind Ensemble, the TU Chamber Arts Ensemble expands the instrumentation of the Concert Band by adding rhythm section, strings, and vocalists to the woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The Chamber Arts Ensemble performs a variety of classic, pops, and modern repertoire throughout the year, both on campus and in the community, and membership is open to both TU students and community members. The ensemble rehearses three hours each week, beginning in the latter half of the fall semester.
The Gospel Choir was formed in 1998 as the University's first student-directed group, and quickly became an integral part of the Tiffin University campus community. The choir performs contemporary gospel music in performances on campus and at churches and schools around the area, accompanied by an instrumental combo, and each year hosts a Gospel Choir Festival for groups from around the region.
Small Performing Ensembles
Up in the Air is a dynamic vocal group that performs an eclectic repertoire of a cappella jazz, funk, r&b, pop, and world music. The group performs extensively, having appeared before hundreds of audiences throughout the nation and in Europe. Up in the Air has performed with Blessid Union of Souls, beatboxer Kid Beyond, American Idol's Rudy Cardenas and Nicole Tranquillo, Grammy-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, the New York Voices and Rockapella's Sean Altman, who calls the group, "one of the best collegiate groups around!" The group has released four CDs, and has performed and recorded a variety of original compositions and arrangements by its members and director Brad Rees. Please visit Up in the Air's websites at www.upintheair.us and www.facebook.com/vocalband.
Sound & Silence combines electronica with horns, rhythm and vocals in the traditions of classic funk, soul, hip-hop. The band incorporates elements of electronic music, DJing and emceeing, moving seamlessly through genres and developing its distinctly unique sound.
The InBetween is a fusion-based ensemble, comprised of vocalists, full rhythm section, and horns. Focusing on an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, rock, and world music, the InBetween perform songs from all arenas of the jazz and pop music worlds. Additionally, the group prides itself on putting their own stamp on song selections by way of their own arrangements and student improvisations. Please visit us on facebook.
Higher Ground performs an exciting repertoire of pop, jazz, and r&b a cappella music. The all-female group actively tours around the region, performing at high schools, coffeehouses and a variety of community and charitable functions. Ali Rees serves as the groupís director and principal arranger. Please visit us on facebook.
Student-Led Groups: The TU Music Program also supports a variety of student-led bands, singer-songwriters, aspiring rappers and hip-hop artists, and other groups. These students benefit from help booking local gigs and from small recording projects, demos, and assistance developing marketing materials. TU's staff of professional directors serve as advisors and facilitators for these student-led groups.
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