Choral Ensembles

Chorale

The Chorale is the primary choral ensemble at DSU and is open to all students regardless of their major. The ensemble performs a variety of literature from the Renaissance to the present. The Chorale performs for university functions, community events, annual tours and concerts. Members of the Chorale find it a wonderful break in the academic day.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is a small select vocal ensemble open to all students by audition. They perform a wide variety of music, primarily without accompaniment. Students who participate in this ensemble also participate in Chorale. Chamber Singers meets three times each week.

Musical Theater

The Musical Theater Ensemble explores music for the stage, including both the Broadway and opera repertoires. Students study different styles of singing and work on performance skills. The Musical Theater Ensemble culminates in a concert or production each semester.

Choral Union

Choral Union is open to all students and members of the community. Choral Union maintains a more than fifty-year tradition of performing a portion of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, in the fall semester. Other major choral works will also be studied. Choral Union rehearses on Thursday evenings. For more information contact Dr. Brent Rogers

Instrumental Ensembles

Concert Band

Concert Band is an ensemble of select wind and percussion instrumentalists performing traditional and contemporary literature. The ensemble plays a vital role in campus activities, performing formal concerts in the community and on tour, and for ceremonial occasions. Concert band meets three times a week and is open to all students. 

Blue Hawk Pep Band

The Blue Hawk Pep Band’s enthusiasm and energy is an integral part of the atmosphere at football, basketball and volleyball home games, parades and campus events.  The band is open to all students and select community players. Join us for the music, the camaraderie and the fun of supporting our teams from “the best seats in the house!”

Jazz Ensemble

The DSU Jazz Ensemble is made up of both music majors and non-majors. They rehearse two times a week and have several performances throughout the school year, both on and off campus. The ensemble performs a variety of tunes including vocal ballads, upbeat swing and funk. Click here to hear the ensemble performing at a jazz festival. For more information please contact Dr. Jeremy Wohletz.