Find your Pack in the music department.

Continue your musical development and build lasting friendships and memories—all while earning academic credit—by joining one of the Department of Music’s ensembles which are open to all students at NC State, regardless of major.

More than 550 musicians representing a range of academic majors participate in vocal and instrumental performance ensembles each year. Many students choose to perform in their ensemble for several years, some in multiple ensembles. Enrollment will earn you one academic credit each semester, and admission is open by audition.

Learn more about auditions

Being a part of the jazz program has consistently been a source of friendships and growth during my time at NC State; it’s a place to decompress and be challenged at the same time.

Carly A

Choral Ensembles

Instrumental Ensembles

Affiliated Performing Student Organizations

Some of our affiliated student organizations offer a chance to perform with fellow students who share your musical interests. Contact the individual performing groups for more details regarding audition dates and requirements.

Interested in a cappella but not sure which group is right for you? For general information about NC State A Cappella please email ncsuacappella@gmail.com.


If you have any questions about ensembles, auditions or anything else, please contact the Department of Music at music-info@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-2981. We’d love to talk with you about your music interests!