Music Ensembles

The student majoring in music or music ministry must complete eight consecutive semesters of ensemble involvement; music minors complete four consecutive semesters.  Up to four additional credits of ensembles count toward the General Elective requirements in the general core.  Ensembles that qualify for credit consist of Chorale, Adoration vocal ensemble, and Worship Bands.  Enrollment and involvement is by audition.

 

Crossroads Chorale is the school’s largest outreach group, studying and performing standard choral literature representing a variety of styles and periods.  Members are accepted upon audition in the fall semester and are expected to continue through the course for the entire year.  This ensemble participates in outings throughout the year and a tour each spring

 

 

Adoration is a select vocal ensemble with advanced capabilities.  Members are accepted by audition in the fall semester and are expected to continue through the course for the entire year.  In addition to participating in a tour each semester, students participate in one to two  singing engagements per month.  Students participating in Adoration are expected to be prepared for three supplemental tasks each time the group performs: first, all members load equipment and set up sound; second, all may be called on to publicly share a testimony of God’s work in their lives; and third, all may be called on to give an update on college life at Crossroads.

Worship Bands are select groups that lead worship for chapel services and churches.  Members are accepted by audition in the fall semester and are expected to continue for the entire year.  The bands are led by student directors (typically junior or senior music majors). Band members may expect to perform at least once a month in chapel and once a month at a church or other event out of town. Students participating in a worship band are expected to be prepared for three supplemental tasks each time the group performs: first, all members load equipment and help set up; second, all may be called on to publicly share a testimony of God’s work in their lives; and third, all may be called on to give an update on college life at Crossroads.

  

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