Welcome to the Home of the Alma College Choirs!
AUDITIONS for NEW SINGERS
The Alma College Choirs make up one of the largest and most highly respected collegiate choral programs in the United States. With three large choirs, several small student-led close harmony ensembles, and a membership of more than 180 students, the Alma Choirs rival the choral experience at the largest public universities—while maintaining the traditions and engagement with campus life possible only in the finest liberal arts settings.
For more than 100 years the Alma College Choirs have offered Alma students the opportunity to sing and travel together. The shared musical experiences build friendships that have proven to last a lifetime and the traditions of the Choirs forge a unique connection between alumni and current Choir members.
The three Alma College Choirs play an important role on the Alma campus where singing is accepted as an artistic endeavor worthy of a student’s time and best effort. Nearly 15% of Alma students are members of the Women’s Glee Club, the College Chorale or the Alma Choir, and everyone on campus has friends in one or more of the choirs.
The goal of the vocal/ choral program at Alma College is two-fold:
1) to foster within all students a love for singing and the requisite skills that will encourage them to be active singers throughout their lives; and
2) to prepare professional musicians for careers as performers and music educators.
A windy Scottish day on the Isle of Iona.
(next Scotland Tour -- May 2014, but the Ireland tour is May 2012!)
Both goals are met a new each year as evidenced by the number of Alma
College Choir alumni singing in amateur and professional choirs, as well
as musical theatre companies across the nation and around the world,
and by the growing number of alumni who are making their mark in the
professional world as music teachers and performers.
While each choir has its own concerts, projects and traditions, the
Choirs come together each December for the College’s Festival of Carols
and again in April for the Masterworks concert featuring the finest
music written for orchestra and chorus.
A perfect beach day on Florida Tour ’11..
(Next beach day -- can’t be too soon)