Music Organizations

Music Organizations

Chapel Choir is comprised of approximately 120 students who rehearse for one hour three times a week to perform two anthems each Sunday night during Vespers. At Christmas and Easter, the choir participates in a choral concert program. If desired, members may receive one credit also per semester. Membership is competitive, based upon auditions held in September and January. (One College credit)

The College Bands include the Wolverine Marching Band, which is comprised of instrumentalists, Marquettes, Flaglines and Twirlers. Concert Band and Wind Ensemble are offered as curricular and co-curricular offerings in addition to various small ensembles. Students of all majors are eligible to audition for the various bands, which perform at both campus events and special functions of the campus. Auditions for instrumental ensembles take place during the first week of the fall semester. (One College credit)

The College Orchestras include the Symphonic Orchestra (full strings, winds and percussion) and Chamber Orchestra (string orchestra), which are offered as curricular and co-curricular offerings. String quartets, trios and other various small ensembles are available for interested students and perform concerts on and off campus. Auditions for instrumental ensembles take place during the first week of the fall semester. (One College credit)

Those men desiring to sing in local churches and community events in an a-capella can contact the student director.

The Grove City College Singers is a women’s choir offered through the music department as a co-curricular ensemble. The group presents concerts on and off campus each semester. Auditions take place during the first week of the fall semester.

Chosen by audition early in the fall semester, members of these groups perform for many college functions, alumni meetings and high school assemblies as well as for concerts during the spring semester. Each group has a student director who assists with rehearsal, music selection and concert performances.

The NAfME student chapter is composed of those students interested in the teaching of music and the promotion of that profession. This organization provides, through programs and meetings, a forum for students to engage in professional activities and discussions with educators relative to music education. Membership is open to all music majors and all interested in the promotion of the music field.

The Student Musicians Organization exists to assist students in forming campus bands and organizing events for the performance of popular forms of music, e.g. folk, jazz, pop and rock. The Grove Aid Concert and Spring-Fest are two events where music is performed. There are also dances and acoustic shows throughout the year where musicians perform. Membership is open to musicians and sound engineers. Use of practice facilities and participation in SMO events is contingent upon membership in the organization. 

TOURING CHOIR                     
Touring Choir is comprised of 45 singers chosen at the beginning of the academic year. The Choir seeks to praise and glorify God and to minister to others through the medium of music, striving together to achieve choral excellence. In addition to the annual spring tour, the Choir performs for churches and schools in the Western Pennsylvania area, and at various campus events.

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