"Excellence in performance and musical experiences for all."
choral program history
Since the founding of KSU in February 16, 1863 the instruction in music has been a feature throughout the history of the school. From the earliest performance of the "Choral Union" in 1865, Kansas State University Choral ensembles have been a vital and visible entity to the more than 24,000 students at KSU every year. Currently, the Choral Music Division is led by Dr. Joshua Oppenheim and Dr. Julie Yu - Co-Directors of Choral Activities. Since 1966, the choir has been selected thirty-five times to appear before state, regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Association for Music Education, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. The KSU Choirs have worked with notable conductors: Robert Shaw, John Alldis, Roger Wagner and Aaron Copland. International performance and travel are an important aspect to the choral program at K-State. We have recently begun embarking on international performance tours every other year. International travel has included: Paris, Vienna, Berlin, London, Salzburg, Wales, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Paris.
MASTERCLASSES & PERFORMANCES
INVITED PERFORMANCES AT
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHORAL ORGANIZATION