Welcome to MTSU Choirs!
With four choirs and an opera program at Middle Tennessee State University, we offer a range of repertoire and musical experiences for all levels of singing. Our choral groups are open to all MTSU students.
Each of the MTSU choirs performs two concerts per semester, both on-campus and off-campus. The annual Joys of the Seasons concert features our Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Bass Chorales. Our Schola Cantorum is an auditioned ensemble that presents choral literature from varied styles from a cappella to symphonic. Recent major work performances have included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, and the Choral Finale to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The MTSU Singers is an auditioned ensemble of no more than sixteen singers. This ensemble performs Jazz standards and Jazz-style arrangements of popular music and includes choral jazz and vocal improvisation.
Thanks for visiting our MTSU CHORAL WEB PAGE! If you are interested in participating in choirs at MTSU, please take a minute and give us your name and contact information at this link: Choir Interest Form.
Dr. Raphael Bundage
|Mrs. Angela Tipps
Director, Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Bass Chorales
|Dr. Cedric Dent
Director, MTSU Singers
Dr. Will Perkins
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. For more information, contact conductor Raphael.Bundage@mtsu.edu.
MTSU Schola Cantorum performances on YouTube
The SOAL ensemble is made up of some of the university’s most talented treble voices. Usually half of the singers are music majors, while the others represent many academic disciplines—from aerospace to agribusiness. SOAL performs a variety of styles of music, from major works for treble voices to folk songs and Broadway selections. They have performed for the southern division conference of the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Music Education Association, and with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For more information, contact conductor Angela.Tipps@mtsu.edu.
The TEBA Chorale is made up of music majors and minors, musical theatre minors, and students from all disciplines across the university—from biochemistry to mechatronics. They perform two concerts per semester and sing a variety of styles of music. Re-established in October 2019, they were the featured for the 2020 Williamson County Men’s Choral Festival. For more information, contact conductor Angela.Tipps@mtsu.edu.
MTSU Singers - Jazz Vocal Ensemble
MTSU Singers is an auditioned select group of no more than sixteen singers. The ensemble performs jazz standards and jazz-style arrangements of popular music, and includes choral jazz and vocal improvisation. For more information, contact conductor Cedric.Dent@mtsu.edu.
The Opera Theater 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 Opera Theater. Technical (use of stage make-up, etc.) and performing aspects of opera and musical theater productions are studied. Attention is paid to helping Opera Theater students develop acting as well as musical skills as they relate to performing opera and/or musical theater. Admission to Opera Theater is by audition only.