At Powers, a supportive, passionate community is what we’re all about. We encourage all students ages 9 and above to join an ensemble to share and enjoy your music together. You’ll get to know people who will become your good friends and stick with you throughout your musical journey.

Ensembles are a key part of music learning, not just to work as a team toward a common goal, but also for your own individual growth. Ensemble groups of 2-8 players, and even the Powers Youth Orchestra, are small enough to allow you to take ownership of your part and really shine. Your ideas and musical opinions are equally important and help shape the ensemble to become the best it can be.

We offer a number of different types of ensembles here at Powers. The most common are:

In addition to these, it’s easy to create any kind of ensemble you can imagine if there is enough interest from students of similar ages and abilities. Some examples are ukulele, fiddle, celtic, harp, or guitar. What would you like to create?

Most ensembles meet when the instructor and students are both available, and are flexible enough to allow you to participate in an ensemble even with an already packed schedule.

How to Join an Ensemble:

Chamber music and orchestra are full-year programs and require a placement audition. Please see placement audition instructions on the orchestra or chamber music pages.

If you’re interested in jazz, rock, viola da gamba, or a different ensemble, please fill out our online Inquiry Form and tell us what you’d like to do! We’ll do our best to place you with a great group of like-minded musicians and friends.