Vocal/Choral Music

Vocal/Choral Music Studies at TSU

TSU Nashville choir Dr. Sudan Kelly

Vocalists at TSU may take advantage of a rich and diverse program with many opportunities to hone their skills both on and offstage. We believe that a well-rounded and well-trained musician will never lack for career opportunities, and that singers require the same foundation skills as any instrumentalist. Vocalists study basic piano skills as well as music theory, aural skills, and music history.

Choral singing is also an important part of training for a young vocalist. TSU offers two traditional vocal ensembles: TSU Choir and Meistersingers. Please follow the links for further information on each ensemble. Outside of these ensembles, singers can also participate in one of several Commercial Music Ensembles and the Opera Workshop.

2018 Opera Workshop
Tennessee state university nashville opera

University Choir
TSU Tennessee State University Nashville Choir

Jennifer Hudson with TSU Choir

TSU Meistersingers
TSU Tennessee State University Nashville Meister Singers

Vocal Faculty

Dr. Darryl Nettles, Coordinator of Vocal/Choral Music
Dr. Susan Kelly, Director of University Choir and Meistersingers
William Crimm , Applied Voice and Music Appreciation
Patrick Dailey, Applied Voice and Music Appreciation
Victor Davis , Music Appreciation
Tamica Harris , Applied Voice and Music Appreciation
Scott Willis, Applied Voice and Music Appreciation

Applied voice resource guide

The University Choir FaceBook page

Email Dr. Nettles for further information about the Vocal Music program at TSU.