The Study of Music at Centre


Choral Ensembles

If you love to sing, then you will love Centre’s numerous choral ensembles, all conducted by veteran choir director Dr. Barbara Hall. Centre Singers is the premiere group, regularly touring both nationally and internationally. The Centre College Choir is a large ensemble of students, faculty, and staff, often performing major works with other area choirs and orchestra. Centre Women’s Voices and Men’s Voices round out the offerings. The student-run a cappella group Common Time is also a popular choice!

Centre College Orchestra

The CCO is dedicated to providing a positive musical experience for players and listeners alike. It focuses on the master works of symphonic literature without neglecting the music of our time. Jaemi Loeb, conductor.

Centre Jazz Band

Performing a variety of tunes from the early big band era to contemporary funk and jazz, the Centre Jazz Band has a reputation for being one of the most exciting musical groups on campus. Doug Drewek, director.

Kentucky Music Ensemble

Performing traditional and contemporary folk music from Kentucky and beyond, this band is one of the signature sounds of Centre College’s music program. With fiddles, guitars, dobros, banjos, and more, the KY Music Ensemble gigs at a wide variety of area venues. This ensemble will not be active this fall, but will resume in the spring. Nathan Link, director.

Centre Wind Ensemble

This ensemble is an opportunity for students who play band instruments to continue enjoying the camaraderie and great music they have grown to love. Repertoire focuses mainly on music written for wind ensemble, with occasional transcriptions of orchestral and popular pieces. Jaemi Loeb, director.

Percussion Ensemble

Centre College Percussion Ensemble consists of both music majors and non-majors. Repertoire for the ensemble draws from various time periods, genres, and geographical locations to bring audiences and students a well-rounded sampling of standard and non-standard percussion music. Colin Hill, director.

Pep Band

The Centre Pep Band brings school spirit and fun to home football games. This is a non-auditioned group that requires minimal rehearsal time, but maximum enthusiasm. Jaemi Loeb, director.