Choral Music at USD

Providing all students, regardless of major, the opportunity to use individual talents as part of outstanding choral ensembles.

The Vocal/Choral area is a dynamic and flourishing segment of the music department at the University of South Dakota, offering numerous opportunities for student involvement. All students at the university have the opportunity to study privately with exceptional faculty to develop their vocal technique and enhance their singing ability. Solo performance opportunities are available through USD Opera and recitals.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is the premiere vocal ensemble at the University of South Dakota. Directed by Dr. David Holdhusen, the choir is comprised of 40 graduate and undergraduate students selected through audition from the entire university student body. Its repertoire, which is primarily a cappella, includes music from the Renaissance to the present in a wide variety of styles.

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Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is the large select choral ensemble at the University of South Dakota. Conducted by Dr. Timothy Campbell, it is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students selected through audition from the entire university student body. They perform accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire from a wide variety of historical time periods and genres as well as larger choral masterworks.

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Men's & Women's Choir

The Men’s and Women’s Chorus is a large mixed chorus comprised of students from all academic areas. The chorus is also open to members of the Vermillion community and the surrounding areas. Repertoire performed by the chorus includes sacred and secular choral works, folk music, spirituals and popular music of the day. The chorus performs two on campus concerts each semester.

The Men’s & Women’s Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Choir Room of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. No audition is necessary and all are welcome. Contact Dr. Timothy Campbell for information.

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Choir Performance Schedule 
 Chamber Singers Reunion Concert  2 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2016  Aalfs Auditorium
 Fall Choral Showcase  3 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2016  Aalfs Auditorium
 Music Department Holiday Concert  3 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2016  Aalfs Auditorium
 Spring Choral Showcase  3 p.m. on Feb.19, 2017  Aalfs Auditorium
 Chamber Singers in Concert  7:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017  First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls
 Chamber Singers Home Concert  7:30 p.m. on March 18, 2017  United Church of Christ, Vermillion
 Combined Choir and Orchestra Concert  7:30 p.m. on April 21, 2017  Aalfs Auditoriu