The TJC Concert Choir was founded in 1946 as the Singing Apaches. The ensemble is open to all registered TJC students and no audition is necessary. The ensemble is comprised of both music and non-music majors and typically consists of 30-50 singers. Concert Choir performs a broad range of choral literature, including all genres and time periods.
Harmony has been a staple at TJC since 1970. This auditioned ensemble specializes in vocal jazz standards and popular music made famous on Broadway and by today’s hottest recording artists. Harmony combines impeccable tuning with tight harmonies, complex rhythms, staging and lighting. This advanced ensemble does it all.
Chamber Singers is a select, auditioned chorus of mixed voices. This advanced ensemble focuses on a cappella music ranging from early music to modern-day compositions. The ensemble thrives on making music with chamber instrumentalists in a setting unique to the Chamber Singers.
How to Join
The first step to joining any TJC vocal ensemble is to fill out the choir information form below. You'll be contacted shortly with details on requirements and auditions.
Vocal Music Degree
The Associate of Arts degree in music provides the first two years of coursework for a music major intending to transfer to a four-year university. This curriculum offers courses that all music majors must complete during their freshman and sophomore years. These include music theory, ear training, keyboard skills, music literature, applied private lesson study and ensemble participation. Students who graduate with the Associate of Arts can pursue degrees in areas including music education, music performance, musical theatre, music therapy, music business or composition.
Director of Choral Music
Robert is a native of Fate, Texas, and has been directing music for school, church and community choirs for the past nine years. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from Trinity Valley Community College, and both a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Master in Choral Conducting Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Robert is currently finishing his third year as the Director of Choirs at Chapel Hill High School in Tyler, Texas and previously served as the Choir Director at Mike Moses Middle School in Nacogdoches, Texas. While living in Nacogdoches, he co-founded the Lufkin Community Chorus in 2016 which performed Faure’s Requiem as its inaugural work. Additionally, Robert also serves as the Director of Traditional Music at Bullard First United Methodist Church in Bullard, Texas. He currently lives in Tyler with his wife, Emily, and their son, Peter.
Professor of Music and Applied Voice
Professor Andrea Trent is an instructor of vocal music and frequent music director of TJC’s musical theatre productions. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and Master of Music in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.