Peru State Choirs thrive on the collaborative nature of ensemble music-making. We believe that anyone can sing, and we make it our mission to help students realize their innermost potential in a safe, welcoming, familial environment.
Our areas of focus include 20th and 21st Century concert music of all genres and styles. Additional curricular focuses also include choral music from Antiquity (chant) through the Romantic Period. With every new piece of music, our goal is to achieve the highest level of artistry possible.
Peru State Choirs are open to students of all musical backgrounds and experience levels, and we encourage you to join with your peers, faculty, and staff to nurture your passion for music.
We offer three distinct ensembles, and encourage participation in any and all groups (it is possible to sing in multiple choirs each semester):
College Choir (MUSC 102 – Monday/Wednesday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.)
The Peru State College Choir is a mixed-gender choir in the American concert choir tradition. The College Choir specializes in 20th and 21st Century choral repertoire (that music composed for ensembles of this size and nature), and explores musical offerings from the United States and around the world. The College Choir is open to men without audition, and is open to women with an audition requirement to ensure a balanced ensemble (based on Tenor/Bass membership).
Women’s Choir (MUSC 110 – Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.)
This treble concert choir is made up of passionate women who love to explore treble music’s close harmonies and vibrant resonance. The fun atmosphere in rehearsals leads to a sense of trust and allows us to explore vulnerability to music and text, which translates to expressivity in our performances. The Women’s Choir is open to all women without audition.
Prestige Show Choir (MUSC 104 – Mondays, 6:00-9:15 p.m.)
Prestige is a mixed-gender show choir which focuses on contemporary music styles (pop, jazz, and musical theatre), dance, and staging. The choir learns and performs a traditional show choir show each fall, and prepares a Musical Theatre Showcase each spring. Prestige is open to all students by audition.
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