Small Ensembles


  • Jazz Combos

    The UMES Jazz Combos cover a wide range of styles including jazz standards, contemporary jazz, popular music, and original compositions by UMES students. The UMES combos perform on campus and for local community functions in the surrounding Salisbury, MD areas as well as throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro areas. The UMES Jazz Combos regularly perform with local and national professionals as well as UMES faculty.

    These ensembles are coached by Dr. Brian Dean and Dr. Brian Perez.


    Pop Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

    As part of our newly adopted Jazz and Popular Music degree program, the UMES Pop Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles focus largely on popular musical styles from the 1960s through the present. The ensembles perform repertoire spanning Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz as well as original compositions by UMES students. These ensembles perform jointly on campus and for local community functions in the surrounding Salisbury, MD areas as well as throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro areas. The UMES Pop Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles perform with local and national professionals as well as UMES faculty.

    These ensembles are coached by Dr. Brian Dean.