All music degrees require participation in various ensemble activities. Incoming first-year students receive placement into one of three large ensembles.
A select concert choir, open to full-time students by audition. Chorale provides exposure to outstanding choral literature from the sixteenth century to the present. The purpose of the Chorale is to explore beauty in choral art, both sacred and secular, in the context of Christian community to the glory of God. Membership is granted by audition only.
A choir for full-time students interested in serving the Lord through the gift of singing. Emphasis is placed on voice building, teamwork and ministry to the campus community, presenting two formal concerts each term. Membership is open to all students without audition.
A large ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion players committed to quality performance of wind ensemble and concert band literature. Symphonic Winds performs twice each semester including one full-length, formal concert. A weekend retreat is held each fall to foster musical growth and camaraderie. Membership is granted by audition only and requires a one-year commitment.
An eight-member vocal ensemble specializing in sacred and secular a cappella music that strives for excellence with the goal of glorifying God through music. The group enjoys an eclectic repertoire from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary popular songs, including hymn arrangements and vocal jazz. Membership is granted by audition only.
A highly energetic ensemble comprised of winds, bass and drums. Pep Band serves to enhance the atmosphere at Cornerstone University men's and women's basketball games, by performing rock, funk, jazz and traditional pep band cheers. Membership is open to all students.
A small ensemble comprised of drums, bass, keyboard, guitars and vocalists, preparing and ministering music for congregational singing. Students will not only develop related musical skills, but also ministry skills such as calls to worship, scripture reading and public prayer. Membership is granted by audition only.