Music Ensembles

people playing string instruments

Symphony Orchestra

Orchestras at Iowa State have a long tradition of excellence, and the ISU Orchestra Program continues this tradition by presenting exciting, intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving concerts every year. Please check back for updates concerning the current season.



More than 700 current band members and over 5,000 Band Alumni warmly welcome you to Iowa State University.  If you play an instrument, we invite you to become a member of our band program and join that tradition.

Chamber Ensembles

  • Brass Quintet
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Flute Choir
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Woodwind Quintet 


ISU’s choral program is recognized as one of the finest in the country and your choral experience here will undoubtedly be the highest artistic level of singing in your lifetime -- something to experience, something to cherish. 

Actors on stage

Theatre and Performing Arts

The Mission of ISU Theatre and Performing Arts is to empower citizen artistry by engaging students and the community in transformative theatre and performing arts experiences which examine the human condition, encourage lifelong learning, teach artistic skills, prepare professionals, inspire empathy, explore creativity, build relationships, and embrace diversity.

Faculty Ensembles

Opera Studio

Students can gain valuable experience in the field by participating in ISU Opera Studio. Iowa State University’s intensive, student-centered opera program allows students to interact with faculty who are still active in the field and prepare for careers in performance and education.