Department of Music

Florida A&M University
Concert Choir

Mark Butler, Ph.D. - Director


 

The FAMU Concert Choir - very well known for the versatility of their various singing styles.  Their diverse repertoire spans the choral genres of classical, jazz, contemporary, spiritual, gospel, and multicultural styles.  The Concert Choir consists of some of the most talented students on the campus of FAMU.   These humble yet gifted students come together as Music majors and Non-Music majors to prepare musical events such as Annual Fall, Holiday and Spring Concerts as well as other invitations and tour performances.  Recent tours include Washington D.C., Virginia, and Georgia.  Most recently, October 2018 the FAMU Concert Choir was featured as the exhibition choral ensemble at the Florida ACDA.

In March of 2017 the FAMU Concert Choir gave a command performance of Verdi's Requiem along with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and in March 2019 the FAMU Concert Choir will be featured with the Morehouse Glee Club and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony.

Members of the Concert Choir have performed at the prestigious world renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.  FAMU vocal and choral students are also performing major cast roles in Musicals and Opera Productions.

The choir remains visible and busy by hosting and presenting various student events and choral activities within their campus, community and surrounding areas.

A few other past performances includes the Unity Concert with Dr. Andre Thomas and the Tallahassee Community Chorus and Handel's Messiah with the Pensacola - Pedido Symphony Orchestra.  Other past performances also include singing in the Annual Holiday Magic Concert with Broadway vocalist Sal Viviano and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.  The annual William Dawson Commemorative Concert Festival at Tuskegee University.  A collaborative recording project with hip hop artist "T" pain and a command performance with the legendary world renowned Female vocal group, "Sweet Honey in the Rock". 


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Florida A&M University Choral Music Division is to provide the highest quality vocal / piano music at the undergraduate level for music majors embarking on careers as teachers, scholars, performers or composers. It is also the mission of the division to teach non-majors and members of the community about music as a part of human culture and experience.

To carry out its select mission, the Florida A&M University Choral Division commits itself to the following goals:
  • To pursue nationally competitive training and development of music educators, scholars and performers.
  • To prepare nationally competitive undergraduate students for successful admission into nationally recognized graduate degree programs;
  • To encourage scholarly activity including research and creative endeavors from faculty and students.
To provide for the citizens at Florida A&M University and the surrounding region by:
  • Encouraging faculty, students, and staff to participate in culturally enriching outreach activities
  • Serving a vital role through its abilities in grant and fund raising activities
  • Maximizing its ability to attract and retain professionally accomplished faculty
  • Making available, as a service to business, industry, and the general public, the unique professional expertise of the faculty and staff.


Updated 4/17/2020

Contact Info

1660 Pinder Ave.
206 Foster Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3024/3334
F: (850)561-2176

E: lindsey.sarjeant@famu.edu