Choral music has a longstanding tradition of excellence at Kent State University.

Open to music majors and non-music majors alike, our variety of six exciting ensembles offer you singing opportunities that match your skill and level of interest. Whether you aspire to a performing or teaching career, or simply have the desire to continue singing as a creative outlet, we have a place for you!

Kent State Choirs — where your voice is heard! 

Kent State Chorale

Chorale, the flagship choral ensemble of the university, consists of undergraduate and graduate student singers from diverse areas of study, music majors and non-music majors alike, and rehearses five days a week to perfect choral literature spanning over five centuries.

Kent Chorus

The Kent Chorus is an 80-100 voice symphonic choir devoted to performing the masterworks of choral/orchestral literature with the Kent State University Orchestra. Membership is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community vocalists who share a passion for choral singing.

Cantique (formerly known as Women's Chorus)

The Cantique, which meets three times a week, includes students from all disciplines who enjoy the camaraderie that performing together brings. Choristers prepare a wide variety of repertoire and welcome new members each semester.

Coro Cantare (formerly known as Men's Chorus)

The Coro Cantare, which also meets three times a week, is open to students who enjoy working together to perform the great body of repertoire for tenor/bass choir repertoire, encompassing a wide range of styles spanning Renaissance to contemporary works. New members are welcomed every semester.

Nova Jazz Singers

The Nova Jazz Singers is a select vocal jazz ensemble of 10-16 singers and a rhythm section, and serves as the vocal ensemble for the jazz minor in the School of Music. Repertoire consists of arrangements of American popular music from the 1930s to today, covering all contemporary styles. The Nova Jazz Singers is open to all Kent State students by audition.

KSU Gospel Choir

The KSU Gospel Choir has enjoyed an excellent local, regional, national and international reputation with international invitations and performances in central & eastern Europe and the Bahamas.  Members of the group include students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members of different ages and backgrounds.


KSU Choral Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.


For more information, please contact Dr. Scott MacPherson, Director of Choral Studies,, 330-672-2909.