Choral Studies

Concert Chorale

The Repertory for Concert Chorale includes choral works from the Renaissance to the present. Participation is by audition only. The Concert Chorale is designed primarily for music majors with advanced vocal skills and choral experience. This group is also a touring ensemble for MTSU and presents regional concerts and biennial European concert tours. Formal Concert attire is required.

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Schola Cantorum

Participation in the Schola Cantorum is by audition only. It is designed primarily for upper division vocal majors and graduate students. Repertory includes choral works from the Renaissance to the present. This group is also a touring choral ensemble. Formal Concert attire is required.

University Chorus

This choir is open to all MTSU students by audition. Repertory includes octavo literature, Renaissance to the present, as well as major works. It is designed for music and non-music majors. This choir will perform two concerts per semester. Formal Concert attire is required.


This auditioned ensemble is comprised of the men of the MTSU Concert Chorale. The repertory of this group reflects literature for Men's voices from all historical style periods to the present including Broadway and popular styles.

Opera Workshop

Opera Workshop The Opera Workshop is the preparation and public performance of opera and/or musical theater, either a complete work or a program of scenes from various opera and/or musical theater pieces. The type of staged production performed in any given semester is contingent upon the make-up of the students enrolled in the Workshop. Technical (use of stage make-up, etc.) and performing aspects of opera and musical theater productions are studied. Attention is paid to helping Workshop students develop acting as well as musical skills as they relate to performing opera and/or musical theater. Admission to Opera Workshop is by audition only. (One credit each semester)

Women's Chorale

Concert Chorale The MTSU Women's Chorale is a select ensemble composed of the university's most talented female voices. These singers represent a variety of musical backgrounds and academic disciplines. In 2003 this prestigious group was invited to sing for the Tennessee Music Education Association and by former governor Don Sundquist to perform at the 2001 Tennessee Holocaust Memorial Observance. The ensemble regularly appears with the Middle Tennessee Choral Society and MTSU's Concert Chorale in oratorio performances. In 2002 the Chorale collaborated with the University Dance Theatre for a performance of Karl Jenkins' "Adiemus." Rehearsals are Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00 to 2:25 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Jamila McWhirter at

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