Welcome to Lyrica!

This treble-voice ensemble has embraced an exciting new mission to explore musical sounds and practices from many traditions. Our repertoire draws from a wide range of cultures and genres and we seek to experience the authentic vocal sounds and stylings of each musical origin. In rehearsals, woven in with familiar practices, we learn and experience music through movement, improvisation, call and response, and communal direction.  Voice development is a key component and the ensemble provides an opportunity for sopranos and altos 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.

How to Get Involved

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

  • Count Me In! is an SSAA a cappella group that draws from Cantamus and Lyrica. Learn more here!
  • The ensemble 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.
  • For audio and video recordings over recent years, visit our Media page (link “visit our Media page” to the newly created Lyrica Media page)


Hear us in Performance 

Jerusalem & Jubilanten: Lyrica’s Soundscape concert in November 2021 opened with Michael McGlynn’s atmospheric setting of “Jerusalem” and Jan Magne Førde’s “Jubilanten.”

Feeling Good: Our cultural clinician for the Fall of 2021 was Tina Haase Findlay – award-winning jazz and blues hall of famer! She joined us on Dorothy Horn’s arrangement of Bricusse & Newley’s “Feeling Good” along with students from our jazz bands and jazz faculty, Mike Giles.

Stephen Hatfield: Las Amarilla

Mendelssohn: Surrexit Pastor Bonus

Villa Lobos: O Trenzinho

Traditional American Gospel: Precious Lord

Lyrica in Ames' Bandshell Park
Lyrica in Ames' Bandshell Park

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.


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