Elmhurst offers a number of ensembles to join and further your musical interests.
The Saxophone Quartet program at Elmhurst University began in 1999. The five to eight quartets give a major concert on campus at least once a term, and also perform off-campus. Saxophonists often form close relationships from playing in a quartet, stay together for several years, and find chamber music to be the best way to improve musicianship. Participation is highly encouraged of everyone in the saxophone studio.
- Director: Matt Beck
The Percussion Ensemble was formed in 1993 with the goal of introducing its members to high-quality music written or transcribed for percussion instruments. The ensemble presents concerts both on and off campus.
- Director: Robert Rummage
Student musicians come together in small group settings to perform a variety of jazz styles. They are placed in an appropriate group after audition, and all the combos perform each term at the Silverado Grill in Elmhurst.
- Director: Dan Nicholson / Kirk Garrison
- String Quartet
- Jazz String Ensemble
- Flute Quartet
- Clarinet Quartets
- Trumpet Ensemble
- Trombone Choir
- Brass Quintet
- Tuba Quartet