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Department of Music

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.


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. (MUS 1060)

Concert Choir

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. (MUS 1070)


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. 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. (MUS 1065).

Faculty Contact Information

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

Dr. Diane Pulte, Voice and Music Education
Office: (931) 372-6085 | E-mail:

Dr. Frederick Kennedy, Voice and Opera Workshop
Office: (931) 372-3624 | E-mail:

Dr. Craig Zamer, Director of Choral Activities
Office: (931) 372-3650 | E-mail:

For scholarship information or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Frederick Kennedy.