Choral Ensembles at Delta State University

Chorale

choraleThe Delta Chorale is the premier touring vocal ensemble at DSU. Comprised of approximately 40 mixed voices, it performs frequently both on- and off-campus. Its repertoire features high-quality choral music from diverse styles, musical eras, languages, and cultures. Chorale has performed by invitation at state and regional conferences of the Mississippi Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association.

Chorale’s Mission Statement

The Delta Chorale seeks to enrich the musical, educational, and cultural lives of our campus and our community through excellence in choral music performance. With diverse choral literature, we sing these truths:

  • When confronted by poverty, we sing that true wealth cannot be measured by dollars and cents.
  • When confronted by need, we sing that music belongs to everyone.
  • When confronted by racism, we sing that all people possess equal and inherent human worth.
  • When confronted by ignorance, we sing that artistic expression and opportunity lead to understanding.
  • When confronted by strife, we sing that peace is the better way.
  • When confronted by division, we sing and model unity in community despite our differences.

We are the Delta Chorale.

Membership is open to students from all academic majors across campus by competitive audition.

Delta Singers Singing Statesmen

Singing Statesmen is a non-auditioned choral ensemble devoted to music written for men’s voices. This choir provides singers an opportunity to learn many styles of music and also focuses on developing vocal and musicianship skills. It is the ideal ensemble for students who want to improve their singing voice and music-reading abilities before auditioning for Chorale or who cannot commit to Chorale’s busy performance schedule.

No audition is required to join Delta Singers, so all interested men should simply register for the class and/or come to rehearsal on the first day of classes!

  • First-year men: MUS 140-02 [CRN 47940]
  • Sophomore, junior, and senior men: MUS 340-02 [CRN 47941]
  • Male graduate students: MUS 639 [CRN 45603]

Delta Singers Women’s Chorale

womens-choraleWomen’s Chorale is a non-auditioned choral ensemble devoted to music written for treble voices. This choir provides singers an opportunity to learn many styles of music and also focuses on developing vocal and musicianship skills. It is the ideal ensemble for students who want to improve their singing voice and music-reading abilities before auditioning for Chorale or who cannot commit to Chorale’s busy performance schedule.

No audition is required to join Delta Singers, so all interested women should simply register for the class and/or come to rehearsal on the first day of classes!

  • First-year women: MUS 140-01 [CRN 40851]
  • Sophomore, junior, and senior women: MUS 340-01 [CRN 40875]
  • Female graduate students: MUS 639 [CRN 45603]