Ensembles | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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The Academy of Music ensembles are designed to give students the opportunity to build their music skills in a fun, encouraging, and collaborative environment. Ensemble members have the opportunity to see their hard work pay off in an exciting performance at the end of each semester.

Group of students singing
EnsemblesSession lengthWeeksTuition
Guitar Ensemble60 minutes6 per semester$75 per semester
Vivace Voices Youth Choir60 minutes12 per semester$100 per semester


Registration for ensembles is available online and through the Academy of Music office. Current families are welcome to register using their *online account. Families without an online account should contact the Academy to have one created. There is a nonrefundable $20 registration fee per family per semester. The spring registration fee can be waived if registering for both fall semester and spring semester ensembles within the same transaction. See details below under 'Full-Year Registration Process.'

Tuition may be paid by credit card (online or over the phone) or check. Payments may be made in full or in monthly installments for an additional $20 fee (per family per semester, except for full year registrations). Monthly invoices will be sent by e-mail. Please see Payment Policies for additional information.

Once registered, you will receive a reminder email a few days before the first rehearsal begins with further details.

*Note that online registration requires payment in full by credit card. If you wish to pay by another method or to set up a monthly payment plan, please call the Academy of Music office to register.

Full-Year Registration Process

In order to register for a full year, register for the fall semester ensemble, and answer 'YES' at checkout to be automatically registered for the spring semester.

Our office will then register you for the ensemble spring semester and an invoice will be sent to you by December 1, with first payment for spring semester due by January 15. Spring registration is not paid for during fall registration. The spring registration fee ($20 value) will be waived as well as the spring $20 payment plan fee if a payment plan was set up for the fall semester. When you receive the invoice, you may reply 'cancel' and your spring registration will be deleted with no charges.


Family discount: Families registering three or more students or registering for lessons on three or more instruments/groups/ensembles during the same transaction will receive a 10 percent discount off the family’s total tuition for the semester. The discount does not apply towards the registration fee or the monthly payment plan fee.

Ensemble Concerts

These concerts feature pieces performed by our various ensembles. They are held each semester in Nazareth Chapel. Please see the Academy Calendar for Ensemble Concert dates.

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