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Cantamus is a treble-voice ensemble created in 2000 and is one of four major choral ensembles at Iowa State University. Singers are selected by audition, range in year from freshmen to graduate students, and come from many fields of study across campus. They all share an enthusiasm for new and challenging repertoire, along with a love for adventurous programming. Recent commissions include works by Jodi Goble, Brad Burrill, Pietro Ferrario, Ko Matsushita, Levente Gyöngyösi, Abbie Betinis, Eric Barnum, and Nathaniel Adams.

Cantamus features in at least four major concerts each year. The ensemble has received invitations to give solo performances at the 2024 MidWest ACDA Conference, the 2010 and 2004 North Central ACDA Conferences, the 2017 and 2013 National ACDA Conferences, and the 2004 National MENC/NAfME Convention.” Cantamus is also an ISU student organization with a full leadership panel elected by the singers. In addition to our musical aspirations, we are a warm, vibrant social community with several events each year.

Cantamus rehearses on MWF from 11:00-11:50am.

Count Me In! is an SSAA a cappella group that draws from Cantamus and Lyrica. Learn more here!

Audition Process
Auditions for all ensembles take place in the four days before classes begin. Visit the ISU Choirs Main Page and scroll down for audition details. We look forward to meeting you!

For audio and video recordings over recent years, visit our Media page.