Welcome to Vocal Music at Houghton College!
It is our goal to provide an outstanding vocal experience for all Houghton College students. The five choral ensembles offer singers, both graduate and undergraduate, an opportunity for training, musical exploration, and personal growth in all aspects of the choral art. Nearly twenty percent of the entire student body chooses to participate in a choral ensemble. For Houghton College students singing is a passion. It is understood at Houghton that music is essential to a liberal arts education. Even with a significant music major population, the larger percentages of our singers are non-majors who love to sing and value its role in their lives.
Our mission is to shape the lives of Houghton College students who participate in choral music by:
Providing musical experiences that will inspire and serve as models of possibility for a lifetime,
Integrating faith and music in such tangible ways that students draw closer to God, and become articulate in how music has played a vital role in their personal faith journey.
Teaching all students who participate in choral ensembles the fundamental elements of music preparing students for life-long involvement in the choral arts.
What can Houghton College’s vocal music program offer you?
The Houghton College vocal music program is designed to uncover the thoughtful and sensitive musician that already exists within you. Our program will help you become the best singer, conductor, and teacher possible. Through musical performances, conducting experiences, and extensive course work, we prepare young musicians for musical success. Far beyond the musical skills acquired, this department is fully committed to your emotional and spiritual maturity. We are dedicated to helping students understand the importance of becoming a musical scholar-servant in the twenty-first century. You will experience the care of an seasoned Christian faculty who are committed to helping you attain your musical goals and dreams.
We are devoted to our student's musical, spiritual and cognitive development in a nurturing, challenging and secure environment. We sincerely hope that you will join us!