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Choral Ensembles

K-State Choirs currently boasts eight choral ensembles representing a wide variety of repertoires and styles. The K-State Choirs have been featured at conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally, including the Kansas Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association conferences. K-State has a rich history of international choral tours with recent international tours including Vienna and Prague (2009), Italy (2011), France (2014), and Ireland (2017). The K-State Concert Choir will travel to London and Cambridge during the Summer of 2022. All singers and alumni are invited to travel to sing at Carneige Hall early 2022.

All students enrolled at Kansas State University, regardless of major, are welcome to participate in the choral ensembles. For information on signing with the K-State Choirs, please complete the Prospective Student Form. Select choirs hold auditions at the beginning of each semester, however, interested students should feel free to contact the Choral Office at any time with questions. 

Auditioned Ensembles

Collegiate Chorale

12:30-1:20pm
Section A: M-F  
Section B: M,W,F only 
Section C: T,Th only 

On Wednesday, sections A and B will attend Advanced Treble Choir or Tenor/Bass Choir.

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

Concert Choir

M-F 12:30-1:20pm

On Wednesday, singers will attend Advanced Treble Choir or Tenor/Bass Choir.

Concert Choir is a highly select mixed choir comprised of both music and non-music majors, undergraduate and graduate students. 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 numerous conferences, most recently the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in 2019 and the Southwestern ACDA Conference in 2022. They will travel to London and Cambridge in 2022.

Advanced Treble Choir

W 12:30-1:20pm

This ensemble consists soley of Collegiate Chorale and Concert Choir Treble voices. New in 2021, they will rehearse, record, and perform!

Tenor/Bass Choir

W 12:30-1:20pm

All majors welcome for this 2021 reboot of the former KSU Men’s Glee Club founded in 1888. Rehearsing, recording, and performing. 

In-A-Chord

T,Th 3:30-5:20pm

In-A-Chord is the premier auditioned 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, and they were recently selected to perform at the National A Cappella Conference in Memphis and for the Southwestern ACDA Conference in Kansas City. For the latest updates on shows, videos, and recordings - follow In-A-Chord on Instagram and on Facebook.

Madrigal & Motet Ensemble

Rehearsal schedule determined by member availability.

Madrigal & Motet Ensemble is a select, mixed-voice chamber ensemble of up twelve singers specializing in one-on-a-part performance of vocal repertoire of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. "MaMo" frequently performs with Collegium Musicum and the K-State Recorder Consort. 

Non-Auditioned Ensembles

Collegium Musicum - Early Music Ensemble

T,Th 2:30-3:20pm 

The Collegium Musicum is a vocal and instrumental ensemble featuring students, faculty, and community members combined with an emphasis the historically-informed performance of music from the 18th century and before. Collegium Musicum is the only ensemble also open to community and faculty members.

University Treble Choir

M,W,F 2:30-3:20pm 

The University Treble Choir is comprised primarily of non-music majors. Treble Choir gives students with treble voices the opportunity to express their love of music through performance and meet a wide variety of peers who share a common interest in music. Treble Choir is non-auditioned, and any student can add the course. They were selected for performance at the 2013 KMEA conference.

Grand Chorus

T,Th 12:30-1:20pm; Spring only 

Grand Chorus is a large chorus comprised of members of Concert Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and others which combines with professional orchestra members as the foundation of the "Rhapsody!" scholarship concert event every in the spring semester. Performance repertoire has included the Brahms' German Requiem (2014), Dan Forrest's Requiem (2015), and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (2016), A Night at the Movies (2017), Duruflé's Requiem (2018), and Mozart's Requiem (2019)

University Chorus

T,Th 1:30-2:20pm; Spring only 

University Chorus is a non-auditioned, mixed chorus comprised of music majors and non-music majors. The chorus also serves as the School's choral laboratory ensemble co-conducted by graduate students and senior music education students who are completing or have completed their advanced choral conducting classes.