The Virtual Choral Institute at the University of the South
June 22-26, 2020
The VIRTUAL Choral Institute will run from Monday June 22 to Friday June 26 and meet on Zoom every day from 10 am to Noon. 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 week of June 1. This program is FREE! Register now to claim your spot.
The VIRTUAL Choral Institute will bring together prospective students who love to sing and meet other students who share the same passion for learning and music. The institute starts on Monday June 22 and concludes on Friday June 26. We will meet every day from 10 am to Noon on Zoom. Participants will be immersed into the academic life of the Sewanee music department.
The goal of the VIRTUAL 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. There is no tuition charge for 2020 – this is a FREE program!
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.