The Concert Choir performs four major concerts each year and takes an international tour (participation optional) at least every four years. The Choir has traveled to Germany and Austria, Italy, and France and the United Kingdom.
The Chamber Choir performs sacred music and produces an annual Christmas vespers service. The ensemble offers many opportunities for solos.
The Jazz Choir works with choreographers to produce a jazz show during the spring semester, giving students a chance to combine their singing and dancing skills in a format similar to high school show choir performances.
The Concert Band performs a variety of music literature in two concerts per semester. Guest artists are occasionally invited to perform with the group.
The Jazz Band performs two concerts per year on campus, as well as up to two off-campus concerts in which the band is paired with jazz bands from area high schools. On some years, the Jazz Band also travels to Hawaii over spring break. The music program also offers a course in jazz improvisation.
Edson Hall contains the choral and band rehearsal rooms, nine high-tech practice rooms with built in audio recorders and speaker acoustic options that mimic an assortment of venues, a piano/keyboard lab, student work area and the music faculty offices.
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir earned first place honors at the Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda international choir competition. The group traveled to Italy over spring break to compete in the festival. Read more...