Vocal Performing Groups
Wayne State College offers a number of performance opportunities for those who wish to pursue vocal performance. Students participate in state and regional National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) conferences, as well as local and regional vocal auditions/competitions. Each voice studio has a weekly masterclass led by trained vocal pedagogues and guest clinicians, and lessons are taught by instructors with local, regional, national, and international performance experience. Instructors of voice are trained in vocal pedagogy, with experience in interdisciplinary studies in communicative disorders.
The Concert Choir enjoys an unmatched reputation for excellence. The choir is an auditioned ensemble which performs a varied repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary genres. The choir presents four major public concerts per year and has been regularly invited to perform with professional ensembles locally and regionally. Additionally, the choir has had the opportunity to perform in renown halls across western Europe and looks forward to future tours in South America and Asia.
The Madrigal Singers are a select choral ensemble at Wayne State College. The group is comprised of singers from the Concert Choir who wish to perform Renaissance music in the fall and chamber music in the spring. For nearly 50 years, the Madrigal Singers have presented an annual Elizabethan Christmasse Feast. They also perform at fairs and festivals across the upper Midwest and are included in European tours with the WSC Department of Music.Learn More
The WSC Women’s Choir is open to all students regardless of major, without audition. To participate, one’s full voice must lie naturally in the treble clef. Objectives of the ensemble include, but are not limited to 1) healthy vocal technique, 2) tonal memory and audiation (hearing) skills, 3) music reading skills, and 4) a sense of community within a positive social climate. The choir performs music of many cultures and times, sometimes ranging from medieval to modern.