Vocal Music

Let's hear that voice

Morningside offers several vocal ensembles and choirs that perform a wide range of music from classical and traditional to jazz and show tunes.

All Morningside students are welcome to participate in music ensembles regardless of major. Some scholarships are available for students planning to join one of the vocal music ensembles, which are listed below.

The Morningside College Choir

An auditioned group that performs frequently on and off campus. The ensemble travels every year, touring internationally every four years. Recent tours include a trip to Italy where students performed in Rome, Venice and Florence, as well as a trip to New York City where the choir performed at Carnegie Hall. The choir also has traveled to China and to Eastern Europe.

In addition to its demanding a cappella repertoire, the Morningside College Choir regularly performs major choral/orchestral works with the Sioux City Symphony and as part of the Morningside College Master Chorale.

Morningside College Master Chorale

Composed of all singers on campus, the Morningside College Master Chorale presents four concerts per year, including Christmas at Morningside. Singers in this ensemble include athletes, majors, non-majors, professors, staff members and community vocalists.

Morningside Singers

The Morningside Singers specialize in the increasingly popular genre of pop a capella music, as well as vocal jazz. The ensemble's exciting performances feature a different flavor of choral music, consisting of a small number of singers and vocal percussion.

Students are encouraged to make artistic decisions and submit their own arrangements of popular music.

Opera Theatre

An opportunity for singers to form small ensembles and perform staged scenes from operas and operettas.