Students playing the saxophone during a Jazz ensemble.


Director, Dr. William Stowman

JazzOne is Messiah University's premier instrumental jazz group, performing both on campus and regionally. The group plays a variety of music, ranging from traditional big band music to funk charts to original arrangements. Auditions for JazzOne are open to all Messiah University students.

Learn more at the JazzOne's webpage!

Students playing at a big band.


Director, Mr. Mark Hunsberger

JazzTwo is Messiah University's second jazz ensemble. JazzTwo performs a wide variety of music, including old standards, modern charts, and Latin and funk music. Auditions are open to all Messiah University students.

Members of One College Avenue ensemble.

Messiah University Vocal Jazz

Messiah University Vocal Jazz is a select vocal ensemble, comprised of music majors and non-majors, that performs a variety of contemporary music.  Ranging from arrangement of jazz tunes to ballads from musicals, Messiah University Vocal Jazz combines modern singing with on-stage performance.  The ensemble performs both on campus and off campus at a variety of events.

jazz combo

Jazz Combo

Director, Dr. Todd Goranson

Jazz Combo allows jazz musicians to collaborate and perform the works of the great small jazz ensembles of the past.  Students develop their skills in arranging and improvisation while learning the repertory of the jazz idiom.  The ensemble gives a full concert each semester and performs at on-campus and off-campus venues.

Sub-categories of Jazz