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 is 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
The Collegium Musicum has served Pepperdine University and the general community as a highly selective, artistic, and educational ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. This diverse group of student musicians, directed by Dr. Lincoln Hanks and Dr. Board, has performed music from the outermost edges of the concert repertoire, playing early music from Dunstable to Mozart, as well as works of 20th and 21st century and contemporary masters from Messiaen to Pärt.
Additionally, our vocalists may audition for the highly popular Pickford Ensemble in collaboration with our student composers.
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