In addition to the highly acclaimed choirs, various instrumental ensembles and jazz ensembles at PLU, there is also PLU Guitar Orchestra and Ensemble, which is open to guitarists and lutenists of various levels. Guitar Orchestra is open to anyone with basic guitar and music reading skills. There are multiple players playing each part, and Professor Brown conducts in all performances and rehearsals. More advanced students (typically guitar/lute majors) also play in smaller, coached ensembles. Guitar Ensemble is also open to other instrumentalists and singers who are interested in working with guitarists/lutenists. In addition, there are regular performances of early and baroque music at PLU (including baroque opera), which lutenists are especially encouraged to participate in.