Schola Cantorum

This is the largest ensembles at Miss State. The members of Schola Cantorum and Men of State will periodicallyd combine forces to create the University Chorale. This popular group performs with the Famous Maroon Band each fall semester as a part of the halftime entertainment. In 2013 Schola Cantorum performed with the Alabama Symphony composer Yotam Haber's "A More Convenient Season,” a piece written for the 50th Anniversary of the 16th Street bombing. The ensemble also performs large major works with orchestra and presents two major concerts per semester. Members in this ensemble are expected to have above average musicianship skills. 

Touring with this ensemble is optional.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Band & Choral Rehearsal Hall 3:00-3:50 pm

Please contact Dr. Phillip Stockton: pstockton@colled.msstate.edu

Chamber Singers

The Miss State Chamber Singers is a select ensemble of 36-40 singers drawn from the University student body, and performs a  wide variety of music for chamber choir ranging from early music to  contemporary compositions. Founded in the Fall of 2019 by Dr. Phillip Stockton, the choir maintains a busy schedule that includes Fall and Christmas Concerts, a Fall Tour to statewide high school and community college choral programs, plus a Choral Residency and a performance at the University of Louisiana, Monroe with the ULM Choirs and Dr. Andre Thomas, guest conductor. This is the newest ensemble at Miss State and we are eager to get the word out! 

Touring with the ensemble is mandatory.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Band & Choral Rehearsal Hall 5:00-5:50 pm

Please contact Dr. Phillip Stockton: pstockton@colled.msstate.edu

State Singers

Although the name has changed (Madrigal Singers), the continued pursuit of excellence is still the primary goal for this ensemble. The State Singers is the premiere choral-vocal ensemble at Miss State and membership is granted through a competitive audition process. The State Singers study and perform complex repertoire from all stylistic genres, accompanied and a cappella, including compositions by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, J.A.C. Redford, Badings, Schutz, and many others. In addition to performing and touring, the daily curriculum challenges singers to hone their personal musicianship skills, apply and synthesize musical facts and concepts presented in other course work, and develop a professional work ethic. Comprised of approximately 53 singers, State Singers perform full-length concerts, both on and off campus, numerous collaborative projects, and for a variety of University functions. The ensemble has performed at state and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Educators. Other important performances include international tours of Spain, France, Austria, The Czech Republic, and in 2016 the choir performed at The White House. 

Touring with the ensemble is mandatory.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays

Band & Choral Rehearsal Hall 6:00-7:15 pm

Please contact Dr. Gary Packwood: 

gpackwood@colled.msstate.edu

Men of State

The most popular of the ensembles on the Miss State  campus, Men of State offers opportunities for a brotherhood of singing and performance through the University community and beyond. Ranging from 65 – 75 members, the students in this ensemble represent nearly every college and dozens of majors on campus. The ensemble performs four major concerts per year and has appeared at the Mississippi Music Educators Association/Mississippi American Choral Directors Association state conference. 

Touring with this ensemble is optional.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Band & Choral Rehearsal Hall 4:00-4:50 pm

Please contact Dr. Gary Packwood: 

gpackwood@colled.msstate.edu

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