The Bryan Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Keck, is the music department’s primary choral ensemble. Membership is open to music majors and non-majors by audition each fall. In addition to performing at many venues throughout the school year, the Chorale goes on tour each spring break and sings at churches, schools, and many other locations. The group’s concerts and recordings have been received enthusiastically throughout the United States and Europe, including the Lincoln Center in New York City; The Pentagon in Washington, DC; and Westminster Abbey in London.
The Bryan College Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Keck, is a select 18-voice group that has performed nationwide, in Europe, and in the Bahamas. Their repertoire includes a wide range of choral music including classical, spirituals, gospel, and contemporary. Membership is open to music majors and non-majors by audition each fall. The Chamber Singers also perform with the Bryan Chorale.
- October 27: Birchwood Baptist Church, Birchwood, TN, 11 a.m. EST
- November 10: First UMC, McMinnville, TN, 6 p.m. CST
- December 8: Memorial Baptist Church, Crossville, TN, 10:30 a.m. CST
The Bryan Piano Ensemble is directed by Dr. Olivia Ellis. The ensemble performs a variety of styles of piano duet, trio, and quartet literature. Students from all majors (with a piano background) may apply to participate in the group.
The Bryan College Community Orchestra is a string ensemble performing a wide variety of works from the string orchestra literature in a wide variety of styles, ranging from Baroque to contemporary. This ensemble is open to community members and students of any major who can play the violin, viola, cello, or (acoustic) bass. Acceptance into the course is based on a playing audition, but new beginners are also welcome. This ensemble is directed by Dr. Vaughn Cardona.
The Bryan College Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of works in a variety of styles, including classic wind-band literature, orchestral transcriptions, sacred music, and jazz. This group also serves as a laboratory for students studying orchestration and instrumental conducting. This ensemble is open to students of any major who can play a standard band or percussion instrument, as well as community members. Acceptance into the course is based on a playing audition. This ensemble is directed by Dr. Vaughn Cardona.