Find New Friends.
Experience the World — Through Music.
The ensemble opportunities at Coker University have so much to offer musicians of all experience levels. You can earn scholarships of up to $5,000 (on top of your other scholarships), and even get course credit for participation. More importantly, you’ll have the chance to explore cultures and our world through the lens of music while making incredible friends as part of our music community.
Coker is perfectly sized for offering students like you music performance and training opportunities in a setting where everyone gets the personal attention that feels right for them. Ensemble members find expert instruction from faculty, as well as master class lectures from nationally recognized performers. You will also have the opportunity to travel and perform in a variety of local, regional, and national venues.
So, whether you’re thinking about a career in music, or just love to perform and want to explore what’s available for you at Coker, we have something for you. Keep reading to discover details about our different ensembles, scholarship information, and the low-pressure path to getting involved here!
Scholarships for Chorale Ensemble Members
Students may be eligible for ensemble scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in addition to other scholarship awards and financial aid. Music faculty members will work with the financial aid office to determine the amount of any ensemble scholarship awards.
It is not usually necessary for students to complete a formal audition to be considered for these scholarships. Often, a brief meeting or interview with a faculty member is sufficient for them to make a recommendation to the financial aid office. We work hard to present visiting students with an official financial award letter before they leave campus after their visit.
Where will your passion for music take you?
These are just some of the highlights from past ensemble performances and trips.
Meet Your Music Faculty, Staff, and Guest Artists
All of the faculty and staff are here to help you succeed during your time at Coker and long after graduation. The music program and community we have cultivated are an exceptional part of campus life. Whether you are a music major, minor, or just want to explore music as an elective, you will find exciting ensembles, valuable applied lessons, and memorable academic courses.
In addition to instruction from our faculty, you will benefit from master classes, lectures, and workshops with nationally-recognized guest artists in a much more intimate environment than a large university. We’re small enough to give personalized attention to students like you honing your craft and still offer the same amenities and benefits of a large institution.
Professor of Music; Co-Coordinator of the Music Program
“On my first visit to campus, I was made to feel so welcome that I felt this would be the place to continue my academic career. At Coker, a conversation, a piece of encouragement, or a field trip to a…
Clinical Faculty in Music; Coordinator of Instrumental Studies; Director – Coker University Concert Band
“I love the one-on-one connections between faculty and students at Coker, and being able to interact and collaborate with other people in the School of Visual and Performing Arts and across the…