Music majors at Carson-Newman have many opportunities to perform in a variety of musical ensembles including: A Cappella Choir, Men’s Chorus, Oratorio Chorus, Women Singers, Lyric Theatre, and Redemption. Instrumental Ensembles include: Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, and small group ensembles for Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion. In recent years, our ensembles have performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Choral Society, and in concert tours throughout the region, United States, and across the globe, including a Christmas Eve performance in Bethlehem, Israel. Below are descriptions of our ensembles.
Women Singers, a 30 to 60 voice ensemble, is open to all female studentswithout audition, performs on-campus concerts plus a fall oratorio. There is a limited number of off-campus trips. The group has performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and has sung for regional choral festivals including the Tennessee Collegiate Choral Festival. Dr. Laurissa Backlin, Conductor.
For information on choir scholarships for non-music majors, please contact Carson-Newman University Director of Choral Activities Dr. Brandon Hollihan.