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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jazz and Contemporary Ensembles

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Minnesota State University, Mankato offers many different instrumental ensembles for all to participate in.  In the Jazz program we offer many different experiences and opportunities - from pop groups to the traditional Jazz Big Band.  For more information on the different ensembles please click below.

Jazz Mavericks - Big Band

Contemporary Instrumental Ensembles

Contemporary Vocal Ensembles


Auditions for membership in Minnesota State, Mankato Performing Ensembles

Ensemble auditions are held on the first week of the fall semester for freshmen and transfer students.  Please see the appropriate ensemble director to sign up for an audition time.

Jazz Ensembles      Dr. Douglas Snapp, PA 226, 389-5547,

Jazz Ensembles: Jazz band, jazz combo, and vocal jazz ensemble are open to all MSU students. Jazz groups require a full year commitment. Auditions are held during the first week of classes in the Fall. Specific information for each group/part is posted prior to auditions on the bulletin board next to the office of Dr. Snapp, Director of Jazz Studies, PA 226. For more information, please contact