Dr. Alan Stevens
Interim Director of Choral Activities
The Chorale is a large, mixed ensemble composed of music majors and non majors from across all campus disciplines. Members are chosen through an audition process and must be dedicated to the highest level of artistry. The group performs in a variety of styles and genres, ranging from music of the Renaissance to newly-composed works. Small groups from within the ensemble are selected to perform chamber pieces, men's repertoire, and women's repertoire. One of the primary goals of the Chorale is to tour throughout both the United States and abroad to provide students with unique performance opportunities. The Chorale is directed by Dr. Alan Stevens. The Chorale has a long tradition of excellence, due largely to the tenure of Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Jenrette, who retired in 2012. Under Dr. Jenrette's direction, the ETSU Chorale was selected to perform on multiple occasions by both the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference at the regional, state, and national levels.
10 Bucs Worth
10 Bucs Worth is an auditioned ensemble of ten male singers, and it is one of the most well-known vocal ensembles in the region. The name comes from a shortened form of the school mascot, the Buccaneer. ETSU students are often called "Bucs." The group was first formed in 1989 by Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Jenrette. Past performances of 10 Bucs Worth have included regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, conventions of the Tennessee Music Educators Association and the Music Educators National Conference, and national conventions of the Intercollegiate Men's Choruses. With the ETSU Chorale, 10 Bucs Worth has performed concert tours of Austria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. The group performs in a variety of styles that include southern gospel, pop, jazz, and classical. 10 Bucs Worth is directed by Dr. Zachary Marshall.
10 Times a Lady
10 Times a Lady is an auditioned ensemble of ten female singers. It was formed in the fall of 2011 by Dr. Zachary Marshall as the partner ensemble to 10 Bucs Worth, and it is the newest addition to the ETSU choral program. In the spring of 2012, 10 Times a Lady toured with the ETSU Chorale to New York City, and the ensemble performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 10 Times a Lady is rapidly gaining popularity and recognition both on campus and throughout the region. The group performs in a variety of styles that include pop, show tunes, sacred music (both contemporary and traditional), and classical. The group is directed by Dr. Zachary Marshall.