Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.

Bradley Choirs

  • 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 – $200 to $500 a year for Chorale

Large Ensembles

Auditions are held the Tuesday before classes start. Audition Requirements are posted on the sign-up sheet.

Bradley Chorale

  Monday - Friday
  12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
  1 credit hour

Auditioned, group of about 52 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. We are headed to Prague on tour next summer.

Women’s Choir

  Monday and Wednesdays
  12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
  1 credit hour

Auditioned, group of about 40 singers. Performs music written especially for treble voices in an atmosphere of collegial music making.

Community Choir

  Wednesdays
  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  5 credit hours

Hearings are Wednesday, August 28th (first rehearsal) at 5:45 p.m. in Olin Hall 164.

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.

Small Ensembles

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  Tuesdays
  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Auditioned, group of 12-16 singers. Performs both standard and contemporary jazz music, both acapella and with a jazz combo. If you are a music major, you must also be in a large ensemble in order to participate in this ensemble.

Visit this website for audition information.

Opera Ensemble

  Tuesday and Thursdays
  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Auditioned, group size varies depending on the work/s performed. Designed to develop performing skills in the field of opera, an opportunity often reserved for graduate students in larger universities. Auditions held in the late fall.

Contact Dr. Kerry Walters, kew@bradley.edu, for more info and to set-up an audition.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Dynamix

  Thursdays
  8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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

Email DynamixBU@gmail.com to audition.

Gospel Choir

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

Email lcook@mail.bradley.edu to audition.

All-Campus Men’s Sing

Non-auditioned, come as you are. Happens twice a year to get all of the men on campus singing. Correspondence will be sent out next year to the entire campus.

Cory Ganschow

Cory Ganschow

Director of Choral Activities

    Constance Hall 205
    (309) 677-2600
   cganschow@bradley.edu