Vocal music studies at TSU
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 a second instrument in applied lessons, and also study basic piano skills as well as music theory, aural skills, and music history.
The TSU Choir has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington for the annual Kennedy Center Honors, backing up Broadway and film star Jennifer Hudson in a tribute to Oprah Winfrey. The group was also featured at the reopening of the Opryland Hotel after the Nashville flood of 2010, and continues to be one of the Department of Music's flagship ensembles. Students may also choose to join the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Meistersingers, Opera Workshop (pictured right), or participatein one of our several Commercial Ensembles.
Jennifer Hudson with TSU Choir
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
Email Dr. Nettles for further information about the Vocal Music program at TSU.