WIU Choirs

Dr. Brian J. Winnie, conductor

Meets: M W F 1p to 1:50p and T TH 12:30p to 1:45p  
Fall and Spring Semesters

The representative choral ensemble from Western. Though primarily music majors, membership is open to all university students, most of who receive talent grant awards. This nationally recognized ensemble of highly motivated singers presents two major concerts per semester, an annual recruiting tour, and yearly major works with the WIU Symphony Orchestra. The University Singers regularly receive invitations to perform for regional and national conventions for the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association. They have also appeared on professional venues with the Kansas City Symphony, the Dallas Brass, the Peoria Symphony and the Phoenix Symphony.

Dr. Jason Hawkins, conductor

Meets: MWF 2p to 2:50p  
Fall and Spring Semesters

100 singers performing a wide variety of choral styles in addition to major works with the WIU Symphony Orchestra.  


For more information about our ensembles contact:

Dr. Brian J. Winnie
Director of Choral Activities

Ricardo Sepúlveda-Rodriguez, director 

Meets TTh 3p to 5p: Fall Semesters
Meets TTh 3p to 6p: Spring Semesters

For students desiring the operatic stage experience

Dr. Jason Hawkins, director

Meets MWF 12:00-12:50p  

A select group of 8 to 12 singers who perform a wide variety of jazz and popular styles