Students in the Vocal Ensemble, in contrast to the College Chorus, gain experience in the study and performance of small ensemble repertoire representing diverse genres, style periods, and cultures. The music studied ranges from Renaissance to Jazz, from Baroque to Broadway, as well as popular and folk. Emphasis is placed on developing the vocal instrument and choral music performance and ear training skills. The Vocal Ensemble performs three or four public concerts each semester and is open to all students, faculty, staff, and persons in the community by audition and instructor recommendation. Vocal Ensemble may be repeated for credit and may be elected without credit.