Texas State Choral Ensembles

Building a Culture of Singing at Texas State


The Choral Program at Texas State is a vibrant program with five ensembles that include over 250 musicians. Participants represent many academic disciplines from across the campus with students, faculty, and musicians from the community. Under the direction of Dr. Joey M. Martin (Director of Choral Activities), Dr. Jonathan Babcock (Associate Director of Choral Activities), and Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer (Director of Choral Music Education), our ensembles present stunning concerts and programs for the university campus, national conferences, and international audiences.


VocaLibre featured in Hillviews Magazine

October 5th, 2014

The Texas State Choir Department’s is pleased to announce that our very own a capella singing group VocaLibre was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Hillviews Magazine. Hillviews, which is a quarterly publication made for and distributed to members of the Texas State University system, features articles covering many of the programs and organizations on campus to keep students, professors, alumni and donors up to date with their latest achievements and accomplishments. You can read the feature on VocaLibre, as well as the rest of the Spring 2014 issue, at this link.

2014-2015 Choral Auditions

July 29th, 2014

Choir Auditions for the 2014-2015 school year will take place August 24th and 25th in the music building. Auditions include vocalizing and sight-singing.

Mr. Matt Oltman Joins Texas State Choral Faculty

July 4th, 2014

Matt_OltmanThe School of Music at Texas State University is pleased to announce that Mr. Matt Oltman has accepted the invitation to join the Texas State music faculty in the choral area for the Fall 2014 semester. Mr. Oltman is Music Director Emeritus of the Grammy Award winning male vocal  ensemble, Chanticleer. As music director he led the ensemble through three critically acclaimed seasons and was the editor of the Chanticleer Choral Series. Mr. Oltman will be involved with our choral ensembles and will teach choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Recent Audio Clips

March 7th, 2011

Texas State Chorale

“Lay a Garland” by Pearsall

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Texas State Chorale

Liebeslieder Waltzes, #11 by Brahms

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Texas State Chorale

“Avulakki”, traditional African

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Symphonic choir

Carmina Burana, “O Fortuna” by Orff

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University Singers

“Jauchzet dem Herren” by Schütz

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University Singers

“Chariots” by Peter Louis van Dijk

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Men’s Choir

“Ramkali” by Ethan Sperry

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Women’s Choir

“I Am Not Yours” by David N. Childs

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Vocalibre

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