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The A-State Concert Choir has long been known in the southern United States for choral excellence. The A-State Choirs are currently led by Dr. Ryan Sullivan and Dr. Colleen McNickle. In June 2023, the Concert Choir made its debut in Portugal as part of the Lisbon International Music Festival with performances in Lisbon, Batalha, and Porto. Past A-State choirs have performed at National ACDA conferences, at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as international tours in countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ireland. A-State graduates have held state, regional, and national leadership positions in professional music organizations. We are proud of the impact that members of our choirs have made on their musical communities in Arkansas and throughout the country.

  • Choir Faculty
  • Ensembles

    All singers who want to major in music must audition on the designated dates or by appointment by preparing a memorized solo in a classical, musical theatre, or folk style. The audition will also include sight singing, pitch memory, and an interview. Please see the Music Department Auditions Page for more information. The Choral Scholarship Application Form can be found here. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Ryan Sullivan.

    To become a member of a choral ensemble, an audition is required. A-State students of every major are encouraged to audition for a choral ensemble. To secure your audition spot, please complete the following steps:

    Step 1: Complete an Audition Form online.

    Step 2: Select an audition time using this sign-up.

    Step 3: Bring a hardcopy score of a prepared solo (art song, folk song, hymn, etc.) to your audition. An accompanist will be provided. We will ask you to perform some brief sight-singing and tonal memory exercises at your audition.

    Special notes:

    Remember that all students are placed in an ensemble based on their choral experience and schedule. You may register for the choir you anticipate being in, but know that assignments will be made by Aug. 22nd. ​If you do not already have a song prepared, you may use the Star Spangled Banner for higher voices or The Roadside Fire (p.1-3) for lower voices.

    Chamber Singers (MUS 3371-014)

    Offered in certain semesters.

    Concert Choir (MUS 1351/3351)

    A-State’s flagship choral ensemble.  Open to all students by audition.  A select choir of mixed voices.  Several concerts are given per semester, as well as regional, national, and international tours.  This ensemble meets Monday and Wednesday 12:00-1:50 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:50 pm.

    Jonesboro Chorale (MUS 1361/3361)

    Open to all A-State students and members of the community by audition appointment.  Approximately two concerts per semester.  This ensemble meets Monday 6:00-8:00 pm.

    Scarlet Voices (MUS 1631/3631)

    Open to all treble voice singers by audition.  Approximately two concerts per semester.  This ensemble meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-1:50 pm.

    Singing Statesmen (MUS 1641/3641)

    Open to all tenor/bass singers by audition.  Approximately two concerts per semester.  This ensemble meets Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:20 pm.

  • All-State Audition Clinic

    This year’s audition clinic take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in Fowler Center.

    Directors, please register your students by downloading this Registration Form template and send to rsullivan@astate.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. Registration fees must be paid upon arriving for the clinic.