Choral Opportunities

All ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.

Ensembles are free of charge – this means that you can take a full load of classes (16 credit hours), and then when the music ensemble pushes you over 16 hours, you can earn the extra credit at no charge.

Ensembles generate credit toward graduation – for that free hour, you are earning credit toward graduation.

There are scholarships for members selected for Chorale.

Large Ensembles:

Bradley Chorale

Auditioned, group of about 42 singers. The mixed touring choir at Bradley. Chorale embraces the unique spirit and diverse color palate of each singer in exploring music of all genres and stylistic performance practices. Typically meets M-F 12pm-12:50pm. 1 credit

Community Choir

Auditioned, group of 60-80 singers. Members consist of students, Bradley alum, faculty, and community members who are life-long musicians. Often performs with the Bradley Symphony Orchestra. Typically meets W evenings from 7pm-8:30pm. 1 credit

Small Ensembles:

Jazz Singers

Auditioned, group of 8-12 singers. Performs both standard and contemporary jazz music, along with other pop styles. If you are a music major, you must also be in a large ensemble in order to participate in this ensemble. Typically meets M 7-9pm. 1 credit

Opera Ensemble

Auditioned, group size varies depending on the work(s)performed. Typically meets T/TH 3pm-5pm. Designed to develop performing skills in the field of opera, an opportunity often reserved for graduate students in larger universities. 1 credit

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:


Auditioned, 8-18 singers that is student-led. Co-ed acapella group that performs on and off campus throughout the year. Email to audition.

Gospel Choir

Auditioned, group size varies. Student-led, co-ed gospel ensemble that performs on and off campus throughout the year. Email to audition.