Collegiate Singers – Amphion (TTBB)

Howard Eckdahl, Conductor

Amphion is an auditioned ensemble for tenor and bass singers open to all undergraduate and graduate students from around the university, regardless of major or class year.  The ensemble meets four times weekly; Monday through Thursday from 2 to 2:50 p.m. Students receive academic credit for participation in this choir (MUS1080). Amphion has hosted men's invitational choral concerts and collaborated with high school TTBB choirs. Amphion is conducted by Prof. Howard Eckdahl.

Each year, Amphion joins with the singers in Anima (soprano and alto voices) to form Collegiate Singers, a mixed ensemble of 60-100 singers. Collegiate Singers performs several selections on the annual Choral Christmas concert in the fall and presents a collaborative performance each spring.

Students in Collegiate Singers (Amphion and Anima) sing in a variety of languages and in a full range of styles. The rehearsal process for this ensemble develops general musicianship and provides training in vocal technique while achieving high standards as a performing group; in this way, Collegiate Singers balances musical training with a performance-based curriculum. The group performs at every major choral concert on WMU's campus and gives outreach concerts within the Kalamazoo community.

Amphion is one of eight vocal ensembles in the School of Music at Western Michigan University, including the University Chorale, Anima Singers (Women's Chorus), Grand Chorus, Gold Company, Gold Company II, and Opera Workshop. If you are interested in belonging to a diverse, artistic community, don't miss singing with a WMU chorus. You will sing great music, make new friends, and become part of a legendary choral tradition.