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), this entertaining ensemble performs several times each semester.

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

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 Fall 2014 concert will be at 8 pm, December 2, at Rosen Concert Hall. In addition, Chorale members may participate in hosting the annual Messiah Singalong on Sunday afternoon of Fall Semester Exam Week.

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.

Jazz Vocal Ensemble

The Hayes School of Music's newest select vocal ensemble provides a showcase for those interested in cultivating the specialized musical and vocal skills required for the jazz style. Improvisation is emphasized.

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 3:15pm. Students receive one hour of academic credit by registering for MUS 1128.

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.