The ETSU Chorale is a mixed ensemble composed of music majors and non majors from across all campus disciplines. Members are chosen through a selective 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. The Chorale tours throughout both the United States and abroad to provide students with unique performance opportunities. The Chorale is directed by Dr. Matthew Potterton.
Greyscale is one of the premier ensembles in the ETSU Department of Music, under the direction of Dr. Alan Stevens. The group was created in the fall of 2013 with the goal of performing a variety of vocal music genres, primarily focused on jazz and pop. The select group of twelve singers who formed the initial ensemble decided to call themselves “Greyscale” to represent the non-specific type of music they performed – avoiding categorization as a black-and-white “type” of group. The constant challenge for Greyscale is to find creative arrangements that blend jazz, pop, folk, and classical styles into new unaccompanied vocal works. To accomplish this, students within the ensemble often arrange pieces specifically for Greyscale to perform. Greyscale is inspired by ensembles such as The Swingle Singers, Real Group, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Voces 8, and Pentatonix. The twelve singers in Greyscale are selected through a rigorous audition process. Students must re-audition each year, and they must be able to perform as both an ensemble singer and a lead vocalist. The repertoire for the ensemble is chosen to allow each member an opportunity to be featured throughout the course of the performance year. The students rehearse only twice a week, but are expected to spend a considerable amount of time learning music, memorizing, and practicing on their own. It is this level of dedication among the ensemble members that has allowed Greyscale to become a recognized success on the ETSU campus and in the Tri-Cities community in a very short amount of time. Greyscale has appeared on the Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City, has been the featured performer on WETS 89.5 Studio One, and has performed for a variety of high-profile ETSU events, including the Distinguished President’s Trust Banquet, the President’s Classroom, and the Spring Fling.
East Tennessee Belles is open to all students on campus who are dedicated to the performance of choral music. The group tours throughout the region, and performs a four-concert series each year. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Matthew Potterton.
BucsWorth Men's Choir performs a variety of repertoire, ranging from traditional choral standards to contemporary arrangements. The group performs a four-concert series each year, and tours throughout the region. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Alan Stevens.