CSU Chorus

Lifting Our Voices 

Active on campus and around the world, the Grammy-nominated CSU Chorus is Central State pride. The ensemble of some 50 voices has performed everywhere from President Barack Obama’s White House to China and Spain. And acclaimed singers including opera star Leontyne Price and jazz singer Nancy Wilson got their start with the CSU Chorus. 

All the Right Notes 

Guided by Dr. Carlos B. Brown with the motto “Dedication, Passion, Discipline and Excellence,” the Central State Chorus highlights the contributions of Black composers and arrangers and has a repertoire spanning Bach, jazz, gospel and rock. Its audiences include congregations, schools and, in 2022, the chorus performed gospel songs at a Dayton correctional facility, bringing a message of hope to incarcerated women. 

When not touring, rehearsing or performing on campus, the chorus records and releases inspiring albums, most recently Renaissance

Top 3 Reasons to Join the CSU Chorus

Lift up your voice as part of our Grammy-nominated choir, where students serve as artistic and goodwill ambassadors to the school and the world. 

Travel the World

Take your talent on tour. The Central State Chorus regularly performs throughout Ohio and the U.S. It has also delighted audiences all over the globe, including Spain, Germany, China and South America.  

CSU Chorus Scholarship

You can audition for a Central State Chorus Scholarship whether or not you’re a music major. Scholarship awards vary and are based on factors including academics, singing ability and commitment to the choral program. 

Spread the Joy

Inspire others with the gift of music. The Central State Chorus uplifts audiences with our message of hope and encouragement. From churches to correctional facilities, we perform all over Ohio and beyond.