The Orchestra, Chorus, and Jazz Ensemble are Goucher's large ensembles. Other groups include the Goucher Chamber Music Group, Chamber Singers, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, and the African Drum and Dance Ensemble. An audition or permission of the instructor is required to participate. Audition times are announced at the beginning of each semester. Course credit may be earned at the rate of 1.5 credit hours per semester per group. Ensemble participation can be taken for credit or as an audit.