All singers regardless of experience can participate in Vocal Ensemble. This group performs at school events such as coffeehouses and Lessons & Carols and everyone in this group is invited to participate in the chapel choir. This group sings in all styles including sacred choral music, pop a cappella, and traditional choral music. Participation in one full year is the equivalent of one semester of your arts credit. Most singers will sing in Vocal Ensemble and at least one of the other groups listed below.
One of the two pop a cappella groups on campus. This historically male group focuses on pop music arrangements for low voices. Interested singers must have a vocal placement screening to determine readiness and voice part.
One of the two pop a cappella groups on campus. This historically female group focuses on pop music arrangements for high voices. Interested singers must have a vocal placement screening to determine readiness and voice part.
The Chapel Choir
The Chapel Choir is comprised of members of the Vocal Ensemble who want to sing in the chapel! This is the group that will sit in the front of the chapel and lead the congregation in worship music. Once a month, this group will sing an offertory selection by themselves. They also sing in our special services including Prize Day, Family Weekend, and Christmas Services.
The advanced vocal ensemble consists of returning students who are interested in more challenging music and pass a placement audition. The expectation is that students can read and study music independently and come to rehearsals knowing their music. In the spring semester, new students may audition for the group.