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K-State Choirs
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Circle
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6899 fax

Kansas State University Choirs

Since the founding of K-State on February 16, 1863, instruction in music has been a feature throughout the history of the school. From the earliest performance of the "Choral Union" in 1865, Kansas State University Choral ensembles have been a vital and visible entity to the more than 24,000 students at K-State every year.


Currently, the Choral Music Division is led by Dr. Joshua Oppenheim and Dr. Julie Yu - Co-Directors of Choral Studies. Since 1966, the choir has been selected thirty-five times to appear at state, regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Association for Music Education, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

The K-State Choirs have worked with notable conductors: Robert Shaw, John Alldis, Roger Wagner and Aaron Copland. International performances are an important aspect to the choral program at K-State. International performance tours occur every other year. International travel has included: Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Wales.


Concert choirConcert Choir

M-F 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Concert Choir is a highly select mixed choir comprised of both music and non-music majors. The ensemble explores a variety of choral music genres and tours annually across the state, nation and abroad. They have been invited to perform at KMEA (2009), ACDA (2012, 2018). Recent bi-annual tours include (2009) Vienna and Prague, (2011) Rome, Florence and Venice, and (2014) Paris, Tours, Caen.

Collegiate ChoraleCollegiate Chorale

M-F 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Collegiate Chorale is a select large mixed ensemble comprised of students from a variety of majors across campus.  This ensemble performs standard concert literature and focuses on the development of skills in concert performance and music literacy.  They have been selected to perform at the KMEA conference, recently toured Oklahoma and Texas, and participated in international tours include (2009) Vienna and Prague, (2011) Rome, Florence and Venice, (2014) Paris, Tours, Caen.

Collegium MusicumCollegium Musicum

Th. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Student chamber groups: Tuesday OR Thursday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Collegium Musicum features students, faculty and community members combined to offer an experience in small ensemble and early music repertoire focus. Led by early music expert David Wood.

The full ensemble (students and community/faculty will meet on Thursday's from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students will be in smaller chamber music settings and we will rehearse on an ad hoc basis (on Tuesday OR Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.).

Women's ChoirWomen's Choir

M,W 2:30 to 3:20 p.m.

The K.S.U. Women's Choir is comprised 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. Women's Choir is non-auditioned, and any student can add the course. They were selected for performance at the 2013 KMEA conference and participated in international tours: (2009) Vienna and Prague, (2011) Rome, Florence and Venice, (2014) Paris, Tours, Caen.

University ChoirUniversity Choir

T,Th 1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

University Choir is a non-auditioned mixed chorus comprised of music education majors and non-music majors. The chorus also serves as the laboratory ensemble and is co-conducted by graduate students and senior music education students who are completing or have completed their advanced choral conducting classes. Members have also participated in international tours: (2009) Vienna and Prague, (2011) Rome, Florence and Venice, (2014) Paris, Tours, Caen.

Grand ChorusGrand Chorus

M, 3:30 to 5:20 p.m. (Spring semester only)

The KSU Grand Chorus is a large chorus that combines with professional orchestra members as the foundation of the "Rhapsody!" gala every in spring semesters. Performances have included the Brahms' German Requiem (2014), Dan Forrest's Requiem (2015), and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (2016) at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City.


T,Th 3:20 to 5:30 p.m.

In-a-Chord is the premier a cappella group at Kansas State University. They perform a wide variety of pop/contemporary music. In-A-Chord performs a number of concerts throughout Kansas and surrounding states. They were recently selected to perform at the National Acappella Conference in Memphis and for the ACDA-SW Conference in Kansas City. For the latest updates on shows, videos, and recordings - follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.


Dr. Joshua Oppenheim

Associate Professor of Music/Co-Director of Choral Studies.

Dr. Julie Yu

Co-Director of Choral Studies

David Wood

Director of K-State’s historical performance ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and teaches music theory and appreciation courses for non-majors.