The Choral Institute at the University of the South
will return in June 2025.


The Choral Institute will bring together prospective students who love to sing and meet other students who share the same passion for learning and music. Participants will be immersed into the academic life of the Sewanee music department. 


The Choral Institute will return in June 2023. Members of the music department from the University of the South will be our guest lecturers covering the following topics: music history, composition, performance practice, jazz and live music sound nation. Specific lecture topics will be unveiled during the spring of 2023.  


The goal of the Choral Institute of the University of the South is to introduce prospective students to the musical life of the University. We are recruiting rising juniors and seniors to participate in the institute. 


We are investing in the future of the University Choir and the Department of Music at Sewanee. The University Choir is the oldest student organization on campus. The choir participated in the founding of the university in October of 1860 singing Psalm 100 as part of the service. Currently there are 60 undergraduate students from different faith backgrounds and traditions that sing in the choir, which is 3 percent of the student body. There is a great tradition that has been established by the choir by leading Episcopal services at All Saints’ Chapel as well as all of the major academic services at the University. Our goal is to recruit talented musicians from across the country so that they can learn and appreciate the tradition of this ensemble in the context of the University.