The KSU Choral Ambassadors are selected to represent the KSU Choral Division at a variety of on-campus and off-campus events. They are often seen at campus recruiting events, traveling to high schools across the state, as well as during choral sponsored activities.
Feel free to contact these students either directly (by clicking on their name) if you have questions about the student perspective on the choral experiences at Kansas State University.
Zach Button - Greetings! I am a senior from Emporia, KS, dual majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. As a singer with a major unrelated to music, my time spent in the K-State choral department has been a very valuable commodity to balance my workload. It is fair to say that all of my best experiences throughout college have been in choir, whether they be in rehearsal, performance, travel, or interacting with the students and faculty on a day-to-day basis. I look forward to talking with you about what the K-State Choirs can offer you as you create your own college experiences!
Becca Cline - I am a 5th year senior from Shawnee Kansas majoring in Music Education. I love the choirs at K-State! There are so many opportunities for growth as a musician, and you are constantly surrounded by incredible talent. I have loved the ability to travel and share our music with our peers, various high school choirs, and audiences around the world! I'm very grateful to be a part of this program, and I hope you'll join us! EMAW!
Nick Gillock - Hello! I am a junior in Music Education from Overland Park, KS. I have really enjoyed performing at K-State for three years now. At K-State, the music department becomes like a family and everyone is dedicated to helping you grow into the best musician or music educator you can be. Each day brings new, fun challenges and memories. Needless to say, I can't wait to see what the future holds!
Jessica Huey - I am a senior from Manhattan, KS, majoring in Music Education. Being in choir has been one of the highlights of my time at K-State and the family-like atmosphere has made college life so much easier. I love being able to make beautiful, high-quality music every day with such friendly, talented, and hard- working people. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the K-State Choirs!
Brian Ingalsbe - I am a sophomore from Manhattan, KS studying Music Education and Vocal Performance. I decided to come to Kansas State because of the strong choral program and wonderful professors. It is a wonderful feeling and opportunity to make such beautiful music with so man talented musicians! I cannot wait to see how the Kansas State choir program will grow!
Bret McCandless -
Hi, I'm Bret and I'm a senior studying both music history and the social sciences from Overland Park, KS. I have spent four wonderful years in the choirs at K-State and have loved every moment. The opportunity to make music at this caliber across all ensembles is incredible and something I look forward to in every rehearsal. Having the opportunity to perform at the Dallas Symphony Center was trully one of the highlights of my college career, and I hope you can join us in all the fantastic experiences the K-State Choral Program has to offer.
Katie Omo - Hello! I am a sophomore majoring in Music Education with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership Studies. I am from a cute little town in Southwest Kansas called Hugoton. I chose to come to K-State and pursue a career in the Music Education field after working with Dr. Yu at a district choir while in High School. I definitely chose right, because absolutely everything about K-State is fantastic! I have been a part of Collegiate Chorale, Women's Choir and the University Choir. The K-State choir community is like one big happy family, and it is a privilege to be a part of something so special. I could not be happier to call this wonderful place my home.
Mallory Rathbun - I am a junior from Ellsworth, KS studying Vocal Performance. The choirs at K-State are one of the main reasons I chose to come here! I have been in Chorale, Concert Choir, and In-A-Chord, and I must say, each one of them has been a rewarding experience! I couldn't have asked for a better family of amazing musicians to work with everyday.
Leah Roth - Welcome! I'm a junior studying Art Education from Lyons, KS. I have always had a passion for music, when I made the decision to join the K-State Choir family I never knew how my love could grow exponentially for anything so much! I like to live my life by thinking that one small act of random kindness can change the world, and this program has not only positively changed my life, but the lives of hundreds. I look forward to the future memories to be made, and the glorious sounds!
Annika Schneider- I am a junior from Lindsborg, KS, studying Vocal Music Education & Spanish Education. My experience at K-State has been absolutely fantastic; much of that can be attributed to my involvement in KSU Choirs! I have been so blessed to share challenging literature, fun memories, and beautiful sounds with so many talented people, including our directors and those whose voices create such an amazing group. I can't wait to see what each year will continue to bring in choir!
Amanda Sipes - I am a junior in Music Education and Psychology from Wichita, KS. During my years at K-State, choir has always been the highlight of my day! I have always enjoyed singing and the K-State choirs provides me with an opportunity to sing with talented and dedicated singers who love music as much as I do. I'm very excited for what choir has to offer me this year and cannot wait to continue growing in my love for music in the K-state choirs!
Alex Spence - I am a junior studying Vocal Performance and Music Education from Hutchinson, KS. The amount of experiences I've had in just two years because of choir at KSU is unbelievable. Choir has helped me to make lifelong friends and has helped me grow as a person and musician. Everyday is an honor to sing with such amazing people and directors!
Jon Strom - I am a sophomore studying Music Theatre here at Kansas State University. I have been involved with K-State choirs by singing in the Men's Choir as well as singing with Collegiate chorale and participating in the Musical. I look forward to working with this wonderful group of people to spread the joy of singing here at K-State. GO CATS!
Andrew Sweeney - I am a fourth year senior in Vocal Music Education and French Education from Overland Park. I have so loved my time here at K-State and have been so blessed with all I've experienced here and how I've grown! The KSU Choir program has a unique blend of friendliness, a good work ethic, an exciting atmosphere, and co-directors, not to mention wonderful people that I get to sing with. Coming to college here has been one of the best decisions of my life.
Andrew Vogliardo - I am currently a sophomore here at Kansas State. I am from Leawood, KS and I am majoring in Family Studies and Human Services. Although I am not a music major, music plays an extremely important role in my life. I am in two choirs here and without them I am not sure if I could get through all of my days. KSU choir has been the perfect place to let loose and just do what you love while making some extremely good music.
Sarah Webb - I am a sophomore majoring in Music Education. I am originally from Kansas City but am happy to call Manhattan home as well! I love being a music ed major at K State, because I love my classes and the community that is built in my major.
Leah Watts - I am a sophomore in Vocal Music Education from Andover, Kansas. I am a part of Women’s Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and K-State Singers. I love being a part of them all and such a great K-State Choir Community. It is like one big family and someone is always there to help you out. Music is such a big part of my life and I have learned so much in the past year at k-state!
Sarah Wirtz - I am a junior from Manhattan, Kansas studying Vocal Performance. I decided to come to K-State after attending the Summer Choral Institute in high school. I fell in love! The environment is so friendly and welcoming and it has truly made my college life that much better. The level of professionalism in the choirs is astounding and the music is wonderful. I love my choir family, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us!
Ross Wooten - I am a senior majoring in Music from Prairie Village, KS. I love the choirs at K-State because they feel like family to me. At the same time the level of professionalism is outstanding. It is a perfect balance of a family atmosphere and professional expectations.