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Masterworks Chorale

The Snead State Masterworks Chorale is a non-auditioned group of singers made up of Snead students, faculty, staff, and persons from the Sand Mountain region who love to sing.  The group presents a minimum of two concerts per year featuring renown choral music by historic and living composers, including major works such as Handel’s Messiah as well as theme concerts such as “Carols From Around The World”, presented in December 2021.  The group presents concerts in conjunction with a community orchestra with players from the northern Alabama region as well as piano and/or small instrumental ensemble accompaniment.  Directed by Dr. Barbara Hudson, membership in the chorale is open to all persons from ninth grade to age 90+ who can match pitch and blend with a group. 

College credit is available for students who would like to sing in Masterworks Chorale as a credit course, but anyone can join by simply attending rehearsals regularly every Thursday evening during the school term.  The group meets from 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. in room 103 of the Maze Music Building. 

Snead students who are both music majors and non-majors are eligible to audition for a Choral Scholarship which allows students to receive 12 credits of tuition waivers per year.  With this scholarship, students can register for Snead’s Masterworks Chorale for credit tuition free for both the fall and spring semesters.  Students who are awarded College Street Singers and Voice scholarships also sing in Masterworks Chorale by having their tuition for registering for the course covered by their tuition-waiver scholarship. 

Need more information?

Dr. Barbara Hudson
Fine Arts Division Director
Applied Voice and Choral Ensembles
Phone: (256) 840-4147
Email: bhudson@snead.edu 

Community Wind Band

The Community Wind Band is a concert band composed of Snead State students, adults within the Snead State area, and area high school students who have demonstrated excellence in All-State tryouts.  College credit is available for students who would like to perform with the wind band as a credit course. Anyone interested in staying abreast of upcoming events or participating in our Community Ensembles may subscribe to an email newsletter at this link.

Need more information?

Michael McGee
Music Instructor, Jazz Band and Community Wind Band Director
Email: michael.mcgee@snead.edu 
Phone: 256-840-4148
Office: 107 Maze Music Building