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Dr. Karen Soderberg, director

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only group of six to ten students.  In addition to performing in the choral and jazz concerts every semester, they have performed at numerous venues on and off campus.

For information on auditions and upcoming performances contact Dr. Soderberg:

Phone:  301-687-4110


Office:  Performing Arts Center, room 203



FALL CONCERTFSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 4 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
16 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD

Free and open to the public.


Big Benny Be-Bop - arr. Ken Kraintz
Am I Blue - arr. Kirby Shaw
Don't Think It's Easy - Dave Barduhn
Give Me That Smile - arr. Dave Cross
I Thought About You Today - arr. David Scott
Muddy Water - arr. Michele Weir
Down at Smoky Joes - arr. Ken Kraintz
Joe's Place - arr. Ken Kraintz


Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
FSU Performing Arts Center - Pealer Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.

FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble



Vocal Jazz Ensemble Winter Holiday Concert
FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Winter Holiday Concert 2012

Fall 2012 program:

Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring baritone Joshua Schimming

Chamego (Betty’s Bossa), arranged by Darmon Meader & Peter Eldridge

Everybody’s Boppin’, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring alto Mikayla Young & bass Zachary Dodge

He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped, arranged by Michele Weir - featuring bass Zachary Dodge & soprano Britany Poindexter

And So It Goes, arranged by Bob Chilcott

Christmas Time Is Here, arranged by Tina Chinn

Waltz For An Open Sleigh, by Dan Davisson - Jessica Knouse, sleigh bells

Sing, Sing, Sing, arranged by Darmon Meader - featuring bass Zachary Dodge, soprano Britany Poindexter, alto Mikayla Young, tenor Johnathan Archer

ACCOMPANIED by instrumentalists:  Jay DeWire, piano, Michael Murphy, bass, and Greg Jaeger, drums

Spring 2013 program:

A Case of the Mondays, by Dave Barduhn - featuring bass Zachary Dodge

Straighten Up and Fly Right, by Nat King Cole & Irving Mills, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring alto Kylie Oosterink, tenor Johnathan Archer, & soprano Jamie Denton

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, by Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin, arrange by Gene Puerling - featuring soprano Britany Poindexter

Blues for Elise, by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by Ken Kraintz - featuring tenor Andre Wilson, soprano Jamie Denton, & alto Kathryn Kline

Everybody's Bopin', by Jon Hendricks, arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring bass Zachary Dodge & alto Makayla Young

ACCOMPANIED by instrumentalists: Michael Murphy, bass, and Jay DeWire, piano