New Student Services
Kansas State University
122 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506

 

785-532-6237
785-532-6108 fax
nss@k-state.edu

K-State Choirs

K-State Choirs
Dr. Joshua Oppenheim and Dr. Julie Yu: Co-Directors of Choral Studies
Room 228 and 229 McCain Auditorium
785-532-3815 and 785-532-3824
www.kstatechoirs.com

choirs@k-state.edu

We'd like to welcome you to the choral music program at Kansas State. K-State has had a long tradition of excellence in performances and has offered opportunities for thousands who have sung in our choirs. Our mission is to build on that legacy and to bring new levels of achievement and greatness to the future of the choral program here at Kansas State University.

With over 200 singers participating in 7 choirs, this is an exciting time to be a part of the choral music program at K-State, and you are at the heart of all that we do.

If you're a graduating high school student, a current K-State student, a college transfer, or prospective graduate student looking for excellent opportunities, then look no further. Whether through regular rehearsals, the unique relationships made with other students, or national and international tours and performances, our hope is that those who sing in our choirs gain knowledge and experiences that leave a lasting impact in all aspects of their lives.

Choirs at K-State

Enrollment and audition information can be found on our website - www.kstatechoirs.com

Concert Choir is a highly select mixed ensemble comprised of students from a variety of majors across campus. This ensemble performs standard concert literature and a variety of genres. This ensemble tours annually across the state, nation or abroad. In the Spring of 2009, the choir completed a tour of Vienna and Prague, and in the Spring of 2011, the choir performed in Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy. The ensemble also performs by invitation of such organizations as KMEA and ACDA. Auditions occur the first two days of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Sign up sheets are posted at room 229 McCain Auditorium.

Collegiate Chorale is an auditioned mixed ensemble comprised of students from a variety of majors across campus. The ensemble performs standard concert literature and focuses on the development of skills in sight-singing and music literacy and choral musicianship. Auditions occur the first two days of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Sign up sheets are posted at room 229 McCain Auditorium. In-a-Chord is a select auditioned group chosen from membership of the other choral ensembles. This a group sings a variety of contemporary and popular arrangements - unaccompanied. They perform frequently throughout the school year on and off-campus.

K-State Singers is a select auditioned group of students from a variety of majors across campus that performs a variety of pop songs with choreography. They have been in existence for over 60 years and have traveled the US and abroad on numerous occasions. They are considered the KSU Singing Ambassadors and perform regularly during the year. Auditions occur the first two days of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Sign up sheets are posted at room 229 McCain Auditorium.

University Choir is a mixed ensemble comprised of a variety of music and non-music majors who want the experience of singing in a mixed ensemble with the ease of an evening rehearsal schedule. This group also functions as a master-class opportunity for conducting students to prepare, rehearse and perform after completing the sequence of training courses. This ensemble meets in the spring semester only. No audition required.

University Men's Choir was established in 1888, making it the oldest organization on campus and one of the oldest choral organizations in the country. Composed primarily of non-music majors, the Men's Choir is built on tradition, camaraderie, and musical excellence. The Men's Choir performs for several different audiences around the state and the nation. No audition required.

University Women's Glee Club is composed primarily of non-music majors, the Women's Choir gives female students the opportunity to express their love of music through performance and meet a wide variety of peers who share a common interest in music. No audition required.

Resources