School of Music

Tech Chorale

Contact: DR. CRAIG ZAMER, DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES

Phone: 931-372-3650 | Email: czamer@tntech.edu


The Tennessee Tech Chorale is the premier choral ensemble on the campus of Tennessee Tech.

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.
  • The ensemble meets MWF, 12:20-2:20pm. (MUS 1060)

Auditions

  • Auditions are usually held at the end of the Spring semester for the coming fall.
  • On a few occasions auditions have been done at the end of the fall for slots that come available to the group.
  • For information, please contact Dr. Craig Zamer, czamer@tntech.edu or call 931-372-3650.

Audition Requirements:

  • Come with something prepared to sing. It can be anything and does not have to be memorized.
  • You will be singing without accompaniment.
  • You will vocalize up and down by half steps to get a sense for your range (highest note to lowest note you can sing).
  • You will sing back pitches played on the piano for pitch memory.
  • You will sing one to two sight-reading examples. You do not have to use solfege, or numbers. It can be done on a neutral syllable like "la" or "da". Mostly stepwise motion with a few skips and leaps possible.

About the Tech Chorale

In 2014, The Tech Chorale was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Convention in Jacksonville, FL. The Tech Chorale also performs annually with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra performing major works such as Poulenc’s Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Verdi’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9.

In 2013, The Tech Chorale took a performance tour throughout Italy. They performed all over the county and were included as a part of Mass at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

In 2012, The Tech Chorale commissioned composer Dan Forrest to write Lead, Kindly Light, a piece which the group premiered at a composer residency concert in April of that year.

In 2010, the Tech Chorale performed at the Tennessee Music Educators Conference in Nashville, TN.