Choirs & Bands

Vocal ensembles at Culver-Stockton provide many opportunities for musical performance and enrichment. Generous music scholarships are available to both music majors and non-majors.

Collegiate Choir - The Collegiate Choir is Culver-Stockton College’s large non-auditioned chorus, and its membership includes students, faculty, and community members. This ensemble performs at least one major work with an orchestra every year, and is the principal chorus for the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols in December and the Pops Concert in the spring.

Concert Choir - The Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Culver-Stockton College, and the singers in the group represent a variety of majors and previous experiences. The tie that binds this group together is their individual commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the performance of choral music. The Concert Choir has performed by invitation at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference. It has undertaken a national or international tour annually for nearly 70 years.

Chamber Choir - The Chamber Choir is an ensemble of 16-20 singers who are selected by a rigorous audition process from the membership of the Concert Choir. Its focus is on advanced choral music, new music, and vocal jazz.

Opera Workshop - The Opera Workshop provides serious vocal students with the opportunity to perform chamber operas, learn stage production techniques, and develop acting skills.

Ensembles at Culver-Stockton provide many opportunities for musical performance and development. In addition to providing valuable professional training for instrumental music majors, the College's music ensembles give the non-major a chance to perform.

Symphonic Band - The Symphonic Band is a large ensemble open to all experienced instrumentalists. Dedicated to high quality performance of fine band music, the Symphonic Band performs a wide variety of music, including standard band works, orchestral transcripts, and modern original band pieces.

Wind Ensemble - The finest players in the Symphonic Band are chosen by audition to form the Wind Ensemble. This group performs band and wind ensemble music of the highest quality. In addition to performance on campus, the Wind Ensemble also travels to area high schools and community events. Each year this group performs on tour with the Jazz Ensemble.

Jazz Ensemble - The Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of jazz and contemporary styles in a standard big band instrumentation. Musicians are chosen by audition and must also be members of the Symphonic Band. The Jazz Ensemble performs frequently in a wide variety of settings, including the Annual Tour. Each spring the Jazz Ensemble hosts C-SC JazzFest.

Camerata - Camerata is an ensemble that features music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The primary focus is on experimental and avant-garde music of the past hundred years.

Pep Band - The Pep Band is a volunteer group of musicians from the Symphonic Band that performs at a limited number of football and basketball games.

Keyboard - Performance opportunities for pianists include student recitals, choral accompaniment, solo and ensemble accompaniment, and performing with the C-SC Jazz Ensemble. Lessons are available for both music majors and non-majors.

Audition information


Trent Hollinger
Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Academic & Cultural Events
Phone: 573-288-6418