Collegiate Singers is an auditioned SATB choral ensemble open to students from all four classes, as well as graduate students. The ensemble meets four times weekly, Monday-Thursday from 2:00-2:50 pm. Students receive academic credit for participation in this choir. Collegiate Singers is conducted by the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams.
Each year, “Collegiates” sings in a variety of languages and in a full range of styles. The rehearsal process for this ensemble develops general musicianship and provides training in choral singing while achieving high standards as a performing group; in this way, Collegiate Singers balances musical training with a performance-based curriculum. Each semester the Collegiate Singers split into a men's chorus and women's chorus to present significant works for TTBB and SSAA voicing. Collegiates performs at every major choral concert on campus at Western and gives outreach concerts within the Kalamazoo community. In 2012, the Collegiate Singers performed in concert with the University Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Samuel Ramey.
Collegiate Singers is one of eight vocal ensembles in the School of Music at Western Michigan University, including the University Chorale, Women's Chorus, Grand Chorus, Gold Company, GC II, Opera Workshop, and Collegium Musicum. Thousands of students have been involved in singing at WMU, and for many it begins right here. If you are interested in belonging to a diverse, artistic community, don’t miss singing with a WMU chorus. You will sing great music, make new friends, and become part of a legendary choral tradition.