Performance Opportunities


The Department of Music at Wake Forest University offers a variety of opportunities for performance in instrumental music ensembles. Each year over 250 students participate in instrumental music ensembles at Wake Forest. We encourage you to broaden your musical experiences by joining the ensembles that best suit your interests.


Music students are strongly encouraged to develop their performance skills by entering The Christopher Giles and Lucille S. Harris Competitions in Musical Performance. These competitions are held within the university annually. Six cash awards are given; all entrants must compete on the instrument on which they are currently receiving individual instruction at Wake Forest.

Master Classes by Guest Artists

There are many opportunities for students to study with internationally acclaimed artists who perform at Wake Forest University.