Iowa State Singers


Iowa State Singers: MUSIC 161

The Iowa State Singers is a 72-member mixed choral ensemble comprised of students who come from numerous areas of study at Iowa State. This select ensemble performs the finest literature from Renaissance to contemporary, including newly commissioned works. In addition to performing various local concerts, the Singers tour annually and present an authentic Madrigal Dinner every January. Every spring they perform a masterwork with all ISU choirs, most recently Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Brahms' German Requiem, and other such works.

The Iowa State Singers have been honored in recent years with invitations to perform at several highly distinguished music conferences, including the 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018, and 2019 ACDA conferences in Sioux Falls,  Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Kansas City, and the 2008 and 2011 NCCO National Conferences in Cincinnati and Fort Collins. Thousands of choral conductors from the United States and abroad have responded enthusiastically to the choir's offerings. The members of the Iowa State Singers have been thrilled with these opportunities and gratefully acknowledge their former members, whose commitment to artistry helped to develop one of the very beautiful traditions at Iowa State University.


Admission to the Iowa State Singers is by audition, and is open to students enrolled at Iowa State University regardless of major or year in school. For audition information, go to:


The Singers have also traveled internationally, singing to critical acclaim in the Baltic States and Scandinavia (2003), China (2006), and Korea (2011) where they shared a concert with the world-renowned Incheon City Chorale, Western Europe (2015), and Norway (2018). In 2013 the Singers were honored as the national winners of The American Prize, College/University Chorus Division.




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