FAQ's

How do I join a choir?
  • Auditions for University Singers (SATB) are held during the first two days of the fall semester in Foster 104. Visit the AUDITIONS page for more information about the audition process.
  • Participation in EnChor (SSAA) or Koros (TTBB) does not require an audition. Simply register for the course and we'll see you at the first rehearsal.
  • Visit the ENSEMBLES page for more information about the different choirs, including course numbers and rehearsal schedules.

What is the audition like?
A prepared piece is not necessary. You will be asked to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," will be vocalized to determine your range, and will be asked to demonstrate sight-reading, interval, and tonal memory skills. The audition lasts approximately 10 minutes. All returning members must re-audition.

Do I have to be a music major to be in choir?
Absolutely not! A variety of academic majors from across campus are represented in our choirs. 

Do I get class credit for singing in a choir?
Yes. Each ensemble is worth 1 credit hour per semester and may be repeated.

I'm not sure how busy I will be. Should I wait a semester or a year before I join choir?
Students find participating in choir to be a valuable stress reliever in the middle of the day, as well as a great way to meet new friends. The students who wait a semester (or longer) to sing with us often tell us that they wish they had joined a choir from the very beginning. You DO have time to sing in choir: don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

How many performances are there?
The choirs typically present two major concerts each semester. In addition, all of the choirs participate in the annual EKU Choral Day, sing the national anthem at a football game, and are sometimes requested to perform at other campus events. A major national or international tour is scheduled every other year.

Do I have to buy my own music?
No. Music is provided and must be returned in good condition at the end of the semester. 

Do I have to buy a choir uniform?

Yes:
  • Some of us wear a basic black tuxedo (approximately $120); others wear the specified choir dress (approximately $70). 
  • Members of University Singers must purchase an EKU Choirs polo shirt ($15)
  • Members of EnChor and Koros must purchase an EKU Choirs t-shirt ($10). 
  • Optional hoodies are also available for $25. 
  • Orders are taken at the beginning of each semester. 
  • (We will work with anyone that has a financial hardship; concert attire purchases are not a barrier for someone to be able to sing with us.) 


  • For more information, email Dr. Richard Waters, Director of Choral Activities