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Unplugged Ensemble

Unplugged Ensemble

Exposes students and audiences alike to a wide variety of music within contemporary and popular music genres in a purely acoustic or minimally amplified context. Students collaborate in selecting, shaping, rehearsing, performing, and recording songs as soloists and as an ensemble.

Who Can Join

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate level vocalists are all eligible to audition. Priority is given to Vocal Performance majors.


This ensemble must be taken for 1 credit. 

Audition Information

Please submit your video audition for NYU Unplugged Vocal Ensemble via this FORM: no later than 11:59pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2024. You must be logged into your NYU google account for access. The video submission should be of you singing a song, LIVE, in any popular music genre of your choosing (no classical, musical theatre or jazz, please). Your performance can be a-capella or with acoustic accompaniment and should be unedited. Audition videos will be reviewed, and ensemble spots offered after callbacks. Those interested should submit ASAP. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd

If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Jamon Maple

Rehearsal/Class Information

This ensemble meets from 6:45pm - 8:25pm on Tuesday in the Steinhardt Education Building, Rm 779

Performances and Concerts



Professor Jamon Maple

Sample Performances

Students in NYU Steinhardt's Vocal Performance program remotely sing "Rich Woman" and "Thinking of You." Hear more on the Fall 2020 Unplugged Playlist.