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Choral Activities

Our Choral Program

Under the direction of Dr. Ryan Board, Pepperdine's choral program offers a choice of two main ensembles as well as other unique, small-ensemble opportunities in which to participate.

The Concert Choir

The Concert Choir, composed of 80 – 100 singers, is Seaver College's largest mixed performing ensemble. The ensemble, comprised of music majors as well as majors from across the disciplines, performs a variety of choral literature. Each year, the Concert Choir is featured in several prominent performances including:

  • Founder's Day
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Pepperdine Christmas Concert
  • Choral Masterworks Concert

The Pepperdine Chamber Choir

The Pepperdine Chamber Choir is Pepperdine University's top-tier vocal ensemble. This auditioned group of music and non-music majors performs demanding vocal ensemble repertoire of diverse styles and presents concerts locally, nationally, and internationally. Often featured at important campus events, the Pepperdine Chamber Choir regularly tours in the US and abroad. Recent domestic tours include California, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. The Chamber Choir has also toured Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic, and was regularly a featured group at the Prague Choral Festival. During the spring of 2018, the Pepperdine Chamber Choir gave an invitational performance for the Western Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Pasadena, California.

Additional Vocal Ensemble Opportunities

Under the direction of Professor Hanks, The Pickford Ensemble is a select group of instrumentalists and singers dedicated to performing contemporary art music and represents Pepperdine's finest student musicians. 


Choral Videos

About Pepperdine's Choral Program

Pepperdine Chamber Choir, 2016 European Tour: "Only in Sleep" by Ēriks Ešenvalds

Pepperdine Chamber Choir, 2016 European Tour:"Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine" by Eric Whitacre

If you are interested in donating to the Pepperdine University Choral Program, please visit our Choral Giving page

For further information please contact the director of choral activities, Dr. Ryan Board at 310.506.7324 or Ryan.Board@pepperdine.edu