Choral

Tennessee Tech University's Choral Department has had a long standing tradition of choral excellence, performing both regionally and internationally including performances with professional orchestras. The Choral Department is committed to providing students and community members with the opportunity to participate in vocal ensembles that focus on musical performances, individual growth and service to the community.

Choirs at Tennessee Tech expose students to a wide variety of musical genres, languages, and time periods. Students are encouraged to build upon their current knowledge and technique to attain a high level of meaningful performance. Choirs at Tech are also committed to serving the surrounding schools, community and the University through special performances and collaborative concerts involving elementary, middle school, and high school choirs from middle Tennessee.

Chorale MUS 1060

The Tennessee Tech University Chorale is the premiere choral ensemble on campus. This ensemble performs choral literature of all musical styles and represents the University on tours of Tennessee and surrounding states. Membership in this ensemble is by audition and is open to all students of the university. This ensemble meets MWF 12:20-2:20pm.

Concert Choir  MUS 1070

The Concert Choir is a large non-auditioned mixed choral ensemble with a membership that represents a diversity of disciplines on the Tech campus. This ensemble performs choral literature from a variety of style periods and cultures and participates in four concerts a year. Membership in this choir is open to all students of the university and does not require an audition. This ensemble meets MWF 2:30-3:25pm.

Mastersingers MUS 1065

The Mastersingers is a community choral ensemble composed of singers from Cookeville and the surrounding Upper Cumberland region along with TTU students. In addition to frequent area concerts, the Mastersingers also appear with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. Over the years Mastersingers repertoire has included such works as Handel's Messiah, Brahms' A German Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Bach's Magnificat, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Mozart's Requiem. The choir participated in its first European tour in the summer of 2006 to Paris and Normandy. Membership is open to any student or community member. This ensemble meets Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 following Tech's academic calendar. Mastersingers meet in the Bryan Fine Arts Haste Rehearsal Hall, Room 101.

Opera Workshop  MUS 1006

Students enrolled in Opera Workshop present productions each year, as well as an outreach program for elementary schools in the Putnam County area, directed by senior voice faculty member This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Recent performances include The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, The Goose Girl by Thomas Pasatieri, La Centerentola by Rossini, as well as scenes from Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, and other longer works. Opera Workshop is open, by audition, to all university students.

Contact Information

For further information about any aspect of the vocal/choral program at Tennessee Tech, please contact the following:

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Voice and Music Education
Office: (931) 372-6085
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Voice and Opera Workshop
Office: (931) 372-3624
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Director of Choral Activities
Office: (931) 372-3650
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