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EMU Choir

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Conducted by Brandon Johnson, the Eastern Michigan University Choir is an auditioned mixed ensemble whose membership embodies EMU's diversity, with all majors invited. Whether performing a renaissance mass setting, a baroque motet or an African American spiritual, the choir delights in well-crafted choral music. We provide concerts filled with the diversity of the choral repertoire and frequently perform the major master-works of the choral orchestral repertoire. 

With a commitment to community engagement and performance beyond the boundaries of campus; the ensemble tours annually. The ensemble has toured throughout its long history with performances across Europe, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States. From Carnegie Hall to high school classrooms, the EMU Choir commits itself to the highest level of artistry. During the 2016-17 academic year, EMU Choir will embark on a domestic tour (AL, FL, GA, MI, OH, MS, NC.)

Chamber Choir Mission Statement

"The Eastern Michigan University Choir proudly commits to an unwavering pursuit of artistry and excellence in choral music. We foster an environment of care for each musician and we value commitment, consistency and perseverance; all of which lead to artistic achievement. Beyond technical facility, we believe that transformative musical experiences require a connection of the poetry and the composer's expression to twenty-first century musicians and audiences."

The below factors significantly contribute to our mission.
  • We seek to connect students and audiences to a diverse body of engaging choral literature.
  • We are compelled to performance tours beyond the boundaries of our campus to engage the broader artistic community and to encourage collaborative artistry in our students.
  • We acknowledge that excellence for ensembles require personal sacrifice and minimize self-importance to focus on corporate goals.

Motto

You are what you repeatedly do therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

 

Rehearsals

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-2:50 PM Room 109 Alexander Music Building.