The Choral Institute at the University of the South
June 21-28, 2020
During the Choral Institute high-school students will experience singing worship services at All Saints' Chapel, interacting with orchestral musicians, learning about the music program at Sewanee and engaging in social activities on the campus. The anticipated cost per student for the Choral Institute is $950. This will cover lodging, meals, and materials for the weeklong Sewanee experience.
The Choral Institute of the University of the South will be a week-long experience that brings together prospective students who love to sing and to meet other students who share the same passion for learning and music. The students will be on the campus during the first week of the summer school session. Prospective students will be immersed into the academic life of Sewanee on the campus. The Office of Admission will have advising sessions that highlight the application process for universities.
The goal of the Choral Institute of the University of the South is to immerse prospective students into the life of the University. We will recruit rising sophomores through rising seniors for the Institute. The focus of the week will be choral singing and music education. Participants will live in residence on the campus for the week and have access to all of the amenities of the University including the library, dining hall, practice rooms and classrooms with the department of music and computing services.
We are investing in the future of the University Choir 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.