Emporia State has a long tradition of excellence in choral music. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Ward, the choirs at ESU are made up of students from many different majors and backgrounds. The choir department offers 3 different choral ensembles all of which sing a variety of music and participate in concerts, festivals, and tours throughout the year. For more information about the choirs please see below or contact Dr. Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2010, the A Cappella Choir toured England, singing concerts at St. Paul Cathedral, Bath Abbey, and St. James Piccadilly Church in London. Other international tours include England, France, and Germany (1989), Austria and Czechoslovakia (1992), Spain and France (1996), Denmark and Sweden (2001), and Italy, Switzerland and Austria (2006). In addition, the A Cappella Choir has been a featured ensemble at the Southwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (1980) and the Kansas Music Educators Convention (1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2008, and 2010).
This course offers one hour of ensemble credit and counts toward General Education requirements for all degrees.
The A Cappella Choir meets MTWTh: 1:00-1:50 PM Beach Music Hall, Room 132
This course offers one hour of ensemble credit.
The Tallgrass Chamber Choir meets TTh: 5pm-6:20pm Beach Music Hall, Room 132
ANYONE is welcome to join the Emporia Chorale - please contact Dr. Robert Ward Director of Choirs - email@example.com - for more information.
The Emporia Chorale meets Monday evenings, 7 to 9pm during the fall and spring semester. Beach Music Hall, Room 132
The choir is under the direction of Kasandra Rumple who teaches music at Riverside Elementary in Emporia. Under her direction the Children’s Choir has maintained a reputation of excellence and fun!
For more information please contact Mrs. Rumple at firstname.lastname@example.org
KMEA All-State Audition Workshop - November 7th 2017 - Details TBA
ESU Chamber & Madrigal Choir Festival - April 6th 2018 - Details TBA
Please e-mail Dr. Robert Ward for more information, email@example.com
Calendar of Events (2017-2018)
|Fall Concert||Sunday, October 1 3:00PM||First United Methodist Church of Emporia|
|Veterans Day Concert||Thursday, November 9 7:30PM||To Be Announced|
|Masterworks Concert||Tuesday, February 27 7:30PM||Albert Taylor Hall @ Emporia State University|
|ESU Choirs w/ Guest Conductor Maria Guinand||Thursday, March 15 7:30PM||To Be Announced|
|Habitat for Humanity Concert||Tuesday, March 27 7:30PM||First United Methodist Church of Emporia|
|Spring Concert||Sunday, April 29
|First United Methodist Church of Emporia|