The NC State Choirs offer a community of singers for students who wish to lift their voices in harmony with others. As a member of a choir, you’ll hone your musical skills, learn a wide variety of choral music, and connect with fellow student-performers who share your love of singing. You’ll perform in concerts with your friends and travel for unique performances, forming memories that will last a lifetime.
Being involved with State Chorale has helped shape my voice and has allowed me to make so many new friends at NC State! [The department] has allowed me to continue growing as a musician throughout my time at college.
B.S. chemical engineering, 2021
State Chorale (MUS 115)
University Singers (MUS 111)
Chamber Singers (MUS 114)
Where in the world are the NC State choirs?
Our choirs love to travel and perform around the country and the world. See photos from some of our most recent tours.
The NC State University Choral Artists
The NC State University Choral Artists is a public-private partnership between the NC State University choral music program and professionals in the vocal music industry that brings excellent and innovative choral music to NC State. This partnership aspires to the highest levels of musical artistry and is dedicated to collaborative musical performances that positively impact NC State students, the community, and the Triangle’s choral music scene.
The first performance of the NC State Choral Artists will be a collaboration with the NC State Chorale in a performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s modern fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard.
Frequently asked questions
Which choir should I audition for?
Most first-year choir students will audition into University Singers and should hold space for it in their schedules. Some experienced choral singers may be placed into State Chorale. Dr. Leaf will recommend students in either of the two SATB choirs for Chamber Singers following choir auditions (if you have a particular interest in chamber singing, contact Dr. Leaf for more details).
Can I take voice lessons if I’m in a choir?
Students interested in pursuing the music minor in the vocal performance track may register for MUS 193 (Applied Music Lessons I). A limited number of spaces are available in MUS 190 (Preparatory Applied Music Lessons) for non-music minors who wish to take voice lessons.
Contact Dr. Nathan Leaf, director of choral activities, at 919.515.8280 or email@example.com