Lyrica group photo

Welcome to Lyrica!

This popular SSAA choir focuses on compelling choral music from around the world in a variety of traditions and styles. Voice development is a key component and the ensemble provides an opportunity for many women who wish to continue their high school singing. Annual traditions include participation in the Collage of Choirs, Holiday, and Masterworks Concerts in Stephens Auditorium.

In addition to our musical aspirations, Lyrica is also an ISU student organization. We have a panel of student leaders and consciously create a vibrant and engaged choral community with several social events during the year.

Members of Lyrica and the Iowa Statemen may occasionally come together in special mixed choir performances. These events function as short "project choirs" involving a couple special rehearsals and/or a retreat. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a live performance of this "Friday Choir."

How to Get Involved

Lyrica (MUS 141) rehearses on MWF from 2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

In-person auditions for Fall 2021 will take place on Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22 before the first day of classes. Simply sign up for a time by visiting 111 Simon Estes Music Hall (Dr. Rodde’s office) and choosing an available time on the posted sheets.

If you are unable to sign-up for an audition time or posted times are not possible for you, please contact Dr. Rodgers ( to make other arrangements.

You may register for the ensemble (MUS 141) prior to auditions, however, your final ensemble placement will be based on your audition and availability, both in the group and in your schedule. All singers – new and returning – will have an audition appointment as we re-establish our ensembles following pandemic restrictions.

Spring auditions are by appointment with the conductors.

Contact Us

Dr. Jennifer Rodgers 

209 Simon Estes Music Hall
(515) 294-7447

Hear us in Performance 

Stephen Hatfield: Las Amarilla

Mendelssohn: Surrexit Pastor Bonus

Villa Lobos: O Trenzinho

Traditional American Gospel: Precious Lord


Singing with the marching band and Simon Estes!

Singing with the marching band and Simon Estes!

Singing with the ISU Orchestra at CY Stephens Auditorium
Singing with the ISU Orchestra in Stephens Auditorium.