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The Madison Singers

Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, directorJG & Madison Singers 2

The Madison Singers is the JMU advanced auditioned choral chamber ensemble. The Madison Singers perform a wide variety of musical genres from the Renaissance to the present, and maintains an active and demanding concert schedule, both on and off campus. This ensemble focuses extensively on advanced techniques of singing, as well as choral and harmonic skills. We explore, prepare and present advanced repertoire that is expressive of the diversity of the human spirit throughout both music history and world cultures. We rehearse to build a high caliber ensemble which functions as a team, empowers its members, brings joy to its audiences and reaches out in service to the wider community.


The JMU Chorale

Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, director

The James Madison University Chorale is an auditioned mixed ensemble designed to provide an accelerated choral experience for advanced collegiate singers. The Chorale is a touring ensemble that performs with the JMU Symphony Orchestra each year, is the choir-in-residence for the annual JMU-ACDA High School Choralfest, and is a featured ensemble at the annual Holidayfest Concert.


The Treble Chamber Choir

Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, director

The Treble Chamber Choir (TCC) is the select auditioned women’s ensemble. Consisting of predominantly freshman and sophomore vocal music majors, this ensemble is designed to provide a platform for the discovery and presentation of often untapped advanced treble repertoire.

The University Women's Chorus

UWC Spring 2015

Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, director

The James Madison University Women’s Chorus is the non-auditioned women's ensemble component of the JMU University Chorus. Numbering from 60 - 85 voices, the University Women’s Chorus performs music of various styles and genres as appropriate to the needs and levels of the group, and is appropriate for the beginning to intermediate collegiate singer who desires voice building and musical training. This ensemble performs both on and off campus.


The University Men's Chorus

Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, director

The James Madison University Men’s Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all male JMU students. It is offered especially to non-music majors and music majors alike, focusing on vocal pedagogy, musical training, and high-quality male singing, while tapping into Men’s Chorus literature. Modeled after the Harvard and Yale Glee Club tradition, this 30-40-voice ensemble performs both on and off-campus, presenting concerts at churches and schools throughout the local area. 

The University Chorus

Dr. W. Bryce Hayes, director

Open to all students and community members, the University Chorus is comprised of the University Men's and Women's Choruses. Each year, these non-auditioned choirs combine to perform medium to large masterworks with instrumental ensembles, as well as diverse SATB repertoire ranging from classical pieces to pop arrangements.

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