NAU choral studies has a tradition of musical excellence dating back to the 1930s. With more than 250 participants, the choral program now features five traditional choirs and two vocal jazz ensembles.
In addition, the Harold M. Harter Memorial Handbell Choir, founded in 1989, is an outstanding choral studies ensemble that performs with a six-octave set of Malmark bells and chimes.
All the ensembles in the NAU choral studies present two concerts on-campus each semester. In addition, the Shrine of the Ages Choir performs major choral/orchestral works each spring with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and tours in the southwest region and internationally on a rotational basis.
All singers in NAU choral studies participate in the annual “Holiday Dinner” performances (begun in 1978), a tradition that brings approximately 1,600 people to south campus for an elegant dinner and songs of the seasons performed by all the NAU choirs.
At NAU, music majors and non-music majors share special musical experiences that enhance their college experience and make their years on the mountain campus memorable.