Choral Ensembles

WLU offers students from across the campus a variety of opportunities to continue performing throughout their college career.  Concert Choir and Madrigal Choir are “By Audition Only” but non-majors are encouraged to audition.  Ensembles operate as any other course on campus; students must register for the course, are given a grade, and receive academic credit for successful participation.

Ensemble participation is required of vocal music majors.  Minimum requirements are outlined here (below).

MUS 365 (2 cr Fall and Spring)

MUS 265 (1 cr Fall and Spring)

MUS 261 (1 cr Fall or Spring)


Ensemble Participation Minimum Requirements for Vocal Majors

BA in Music Education-Choral Emphasis

  • Voice Majors:  A minimum of 4 semester hours is required in choral organizations. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 265 each semester of full‑time enrollment except for the semester of student teaching; 2) a minimum of two semesters in MUS 261 level ensembles; and 3) a minimum of two semesters of participation in instrumental organizations.
  • Piano and Organ Majors:  A minimum of 4 semester hours is required in choral organizations. Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 265 each semester of full‑time enrollment except for the semester of student teaching; 2) a minimum of two semesters in MUS 261 level ensembles; and 3) a minimum of two semesters of participation in instrumental organizations.  ALSO, one semester of MUS 374 Accompanying Practicum

BM in Music Performance-Vocal Emphasis

Minimum of 10 semester hours; a minimum of 4 semester hours is required in WLU choral ensembles.  Satisfactory completion of: 1) MUS 265 each semester of full‑time enrollment; 2) a minimum of one semester in a MUS 261 level ensemble.