THE CHORAL PROGRAM – contact Dr. Porter Stokes The choral program at Presbyterian College provides opportunities for all students at PC to be involved in Bella Voce (for women), Cantare! (for men), and the PC Choir (mixed voices, touring).
ORCHESTRA AND STRING CHAMBER ORGANIZATIONS – contact Dr. Richard Thomas Programs for string musicians at PC includes the PC Chamber Orchestra and various chamber ensembles – all under the purview of Dr. Richard Thomas. Further, most strings player will participate in the annual Christmas at PC orchestra.
WINDS AND PERCUSSION
WIND ENSEMBLE, AND INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ORGANIZATIONS - contact Dr. Richard House Our programs for winds and percussion include the symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Pep Band, the Jazz Band, and chamber ensembles – all supervised by Dr. Richard House. Members of the Wind Ensemble are also asked to participate in the winds and percussion section of the orchestra in the annual Christmas at PC performances.
MUSICAL THEATER, OPERA
OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATER – contact Dr. Christian Elser All students at PC are invited to participate in the musical theater and opera program at PC. For the past two years, Dr. Christian Elser has produced musicals prepared in the fall and performed in late January, early February to great acclaim. Some experience is preferred, but a willing spirit and a strong voice can overcome a lack of experience. Contact Dr. Elser for more information.
Bagpipe lessons (for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students) and Bagpipe Ensemble are available to all students. Beginning students are started on a chanter and learn piping basics before proceeding to bagpipes. Interested students should contact Mr. Gary Hipp.
HANDBELLS – contact Dr. Ron Davis The PC Ringers, now into their second decade, are one of the finest handbell ensembles in the Southeast US. Participants must be willing to ring in the ensemble for the entire year (Fall-Spring) and the ensemble rehearses three hours each week on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 3:00pm schedule. Dr. Ron Davis is the director and can arrange an interview and brief audition.