Popular Music Ensemble

Pop Music Ensemble outside Denison Hall
Dr. AJ Kluth
Course Number
MUEN 370
Rehearsal Day/Time
Mo, 3:20-6:05 PM
Rehearsal Location
Spartan Rehearsal Hall
Participation Information

Audition required.


The Popular Music Ensemble is a collaborative group of students working on the skills required for gigging. The ensemble focuses on understanding diverse forms of popular music and how to recreate such music in an ensemble, reflecting critically on the music produced individually and as a group, applying rehearsal and collaborative performance techniques necessary to present diverse forms of popular music, and perform as "session" musicians. The ensemble performs once of twice each semester and often collaborates with the popular voice studio.

Student combos (gig groups) are encouraged and often requested for special events.

Director: Dr. AJ Kluth


This ensemble is open to all students and requires a part placement audition held the first week classes during the first class meeting time. Please contact the director for more information.


Enrollment permissions are granted in the Student Information System (SIS) following a successful audition or during the first week of class. Once course permissions have been granted (before the Drop/Add period ends) students should return to their SIS account to register in the appropriate MUEN course. 


All performances held in the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the Silver Hall Concert Series or in Harkness Chapel as part of the CWRU Music Concert Series are live-streamed for free concurrently with the posted concert time. All concerts occur in eastern time.

Booking Rehearsals

Ensembles members playing in Popular Music Ensemble can rehearse in the rooms in which the ensemble meets during Active Hours by reservation; walk-ins are permitted when the room is not in use. The building monitor can assist with room and equipment access, including drum set lockers and/or instrument lockers. 

  • Popular Music Ensemble: Denison Rehearsal Hall or Spartan Rehearsal Hall

Questions: Please contact Nicholas StrawnPerformance and Operations Assistant