Choral Program

The Freed-Hardeman University Chorale was formed in 2004 and is a mixed ensemble of musicians who are both music major and non-music major students. The University Chorale specializes in sacred unaccompanied selections, but is not limited to that repertoire. The director, Dr. Gary McKnight, is dedicated to the study and performance of the finest choral literature of all music eras, as well as to developing the talents of each of the group's members.

Auditions for new members are held at the beginning the fall semester. The University Chorale rehearses daily and maintains an active concert and touring schedule. The Chorale makes extended bus tours, and every other summer many of its members, along with members of the University Singers, participate in a campaign in which the group travels overseas, presenting concerts arranged by local churches and assisting with mission efforts. For more information contact Dr. Gary McKnight at or 731-989-6952.

The Freed Hardeman University Singers specialize in hymns, hymn arrangements, worship and devotional songs. Members are chosen by audition or permission of the instructor. The Singers rehearse twice a week and do not travel but will perform a number of times during the school year, usually on campus or at nearby venues.

For more information about choral programs at Freed-Hardeman University or to schedule a performance, contact Dr. Gary McKnight ( or call 731-989-6952.