Choral And Vocal Ensembles
COASTAL CHOIRS – Timothy Koch, DMA, Director of Choral Activities (Link to bio)
Coastal Carolina Choirs currently offers two ensembles for music majors and talented and experienced non-majors from across the CCU campus. In a four-year college career, a choir member will sing a wide variety of choral repertoire, including Classical, Jazz, Broadway, Pop, Gospel and other genres. In addition to annual Fall and Spring Concerts, CCU choirs frequently collaborate with the Long Bay Symphony, make regional recruiting and concert tours, produce audio, video, and virtual choir recordings, sing at campus academic and sporting events, and perform at conventions of the South Carolina Music Educators Association, the American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, and others. CCU Choirs have performed with numerous celebrity musicians including Broadway stars Scarlett Strallen, Hugh Panaro, Capathia Jenkins, Debbie Gravitte, Alli Mauzell, Doug Lebrecque, Sal Viviano, and others.
The CCU Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of approximately 50 singers. Concert Choir features a student leadership council and numerous opportunities for solo singing and individual contributions to choir performance and development.
Chamber Choir is a group of 20-24 singers auditioned from within the Concert Choir that approaches a wide variety of more challenging and sophisticated repertoire intended for performance by smaller groups. Chamber Choir also presents frequent opportunities for student soloists.
Director: D. Scott Ferguson
Each semester, Coastal Carolina University Opera Workshop presents public performances of opera, cutting-edge musical theatre and operetta. Singers and actors have the opportunity to perform interesting and exciting repertoire while developing facility with spoken dialogue, appropriate singing styles and stage movement. The goal of Opera Workshop is to equip beginning and intermediate singer-actors with the diverse skills needed by American singers in the 21st century.