Choral Music

All ensembles are open to all students regardless of major

Ensembles are free of charge –this means that you can take a full load of classes (16 credit hours), and then when the music ensemble pushes you over 16 hours, you can earn the extra credit at no charge

Ensembles generate credit toward graduation – for that free hour, you are earning credit toward graduation

There are scholarships for members selected for Chorale – $200 to $400 a year

Large Ensembles:

Bradley Chorale

Auditioned, group of 48 singers. The mixed touring choir at Bradley. Chorale embraces the unique spirit and diverse color palate of each singer in exploring music of all genres and stylistic performance practices. Typically meets M-F 12pm-12:50pm. 1 credit

Community Choir

Auditioned, group of 60-80 singers. Members consist of students, Bradley alum, faculty, and community members who are life-long musicians. Often performs with the Bradley Symphony Orchestra. Typically meets W evenings from 7pm-8:30pm. 5 credit

Small Ensembles:

Commercial Vocal Styles Ensemble

Auditioned group of 12-24 singers. Performs a variety of commercial vocal styles, including vocal jazz. Often performs with the Bradley Jazz Ensembles. If you are a music major, you must also be in a large choral ensemble to participate. Meets M from 7-9 pm. 1 credit.

Opera Ensemble

Auditioned, group size varies depending on the work(s)performed. Auditions held in the late fall. Typically meets T/TH 3pm-5pm during the spring semester. Designed to develop performing skills in the field of opera, an opportunity often reserved for graduate students in larger universities.