Choirs

University Singers

The University Singers enrolls approximately 60 voices on the basis of audition. Directed by Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins (hopkinssm@appstate.edu), the University Singers perform fine choral literature of all periods.

The University Singers rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 3:50pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 12:50pm. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1108.

Chamber Singers

A select group of 16-20 voices, the Chamber Singers specialize in the performance of choral chamber literature of all periods. Directed by Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins (hopkinssm@appstate.edu), participation in the Chamber Singers is by audition only.

The Chamber Singers rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 4:50pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm – 1:50pm. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1112.

Treble Choir

Treble Choir is open to all students capable of and interested in singing literature for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and alto voices. Directed by Dr. Priscilla Porterfield (porterfieldp@appstate.edu).

The Treble Choir rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm – 12:50pm. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1110.

Glee Club

The Appalachian State Glee Club is a choral ensemble that focuses on music written for tenor and bass voices. It was organized in the Fall of 1962 as an extracurricular musical ensemble.  In the Fall of 1966 the Glee Club became one of the accredited performing organizations in the School of Music. The Glee Club is a flagship ensemble and represents the Hayes School of Music at numerous events and performances on campus and across the state of North Carolina, providing entertainment and educational programs at community and school functions. 

Glee Club membership is open to anyone in the campus and surrounding community that wants to be a part of a tenor/bass choir and requires no audition. You can register for 1 hour of credit (MUS1111) or take the class for no credit. Currently, the ensemble has members from the local community and from most colleges and divisions at Appalachian State University.  Singers from all walks of life, with or without prior singing experience, are encouraged to participate in this ensemble. 

The Glee Club’s musical repertoire includes both sacred and secular music from all historical periods and styles, concentrating primarily on literature composed specifically for the tenor/bass chorus. Rehearsals are fun and engaging. We work hard, enjoy singing together, and collectively create an environment where everyone is welcome and safe to explore their individual voices. It’s a group unlike any other on campus and has had an impact on many lives as illustrated by our numerous alumni that continue to stay connected with us. 

For more information please see our Glee Club website

Appalachian Chorale

The Appalachian Chorale is a large choral ensemble open to all students, faculty, and members of the High Country community, with no audition required. Directed by Dr. Linda Larson (larsonll@appstate.edu), the Chorale provides an opportunity for musical growth and enjoyment through the rehearsal and performance of choral masterworks. Any interested singer who can carry his or her part in four-part harmony is encouraged to join.

The Chorale performs toward the end of each semester.

The Appalachian Chorale rehearses on Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in room 214, Broyhill Music Center. Students may receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1109.

Gospel Choir

A large vocal ensemble that is open to all students interested in singing literature drawn from the black religious experience in performances that reflect that ethnic background.

The Gospel Choir rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:05pm to 7:30pm. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1117.

Gospel Choir is directed by Dr. DaVaughn L. Miller.