The Appalachian State University Gospel Choir is one of the most sought-after ensembles within the Hayes School of Music. The choir currently boasts a membership of some 100+ students that meet each Tuesday and Thursday (6:00pm to 7:30pm) in the Broyhill Music Center. Students explore the full range of choral music within the African-American religious experience: spirituals, sacred music, traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, praise and worship, traditional hymns, etc. Membership is open to all Appalachian students, faculty, staff and members of the greater community of Boone and surrounding areas. Students are able to take Gospel Choir as an academic class offering (MUS 1117-101, 1 credit hour) or join as club members (MUS 1117-102, 0 credit hrs.).
Recently, the ASU Gospel Choir hosted its 2nd Homecoming MIDNIGHT MUSICAL and also presented a program of music at the Meadow View Correctional Facility in Spruce Pine, NC. Last year, CNN included the ASU Gospel Choir as a part of its "2010 Church Choir Project" that included church and community choirs from all over the US singing THE BLOOD by Andrae Crouch. In February of this year, the choir was invited to be the opening act for the renowned R&B group MINT CONDITION at the Greensboro Coliseum for the 2011 RYTHM OF TRIUMPH CONCERT. The choir also rendered music in Winston-Salem, NC at Wake Forest University in honor of the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir's Fall Gospel Extravaganza. In the Spring of 2012, the choir is planning a Spring Break Tour to South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The ASU Gospel Choir maintains a demanding performance schedule and they use their performance opportunities to share their inspiring music with others as well as offer recruitment information on Appalachian State University and the Hayes School of Music.
Peresons who desire more information about the ASU Gospel Choir can contact Keith McCutchen - he is our new faculty member for fall 2012 - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-262-7788.
About the Conductor