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Choral Music at Allan Hancock College



Choral group performing in front of an orchestra

The choral program, with the official performance name of the Allan Hancock College Choir, is a strong component of the music program, as well as a platform of opportunity for personal enrichment and enjoyment.  All levels of musicianship and experience can contribute to the group, and are welcomed.   We offer two performances of our traditional end-of-semester program and sing at other events throughout the school year.  Our programs cover a variety of styles and time period in order to provide the broadest possible appeal to our community of listeners, and we are renowned collaborators with other groups in our area.  Challenge and innovation are our goals! 


There are two ways to join the choir:

Credit Courses

MUS 130, 132, 133, and 137

The choir (which is made up of four linked classes MUS 130, 132, 133, and 137) meets Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m.  Each class may be taken for four semesters.  Music majors should take an ensemble every semester while enrolled at Hancock College.

Non-Credit Course


This is a mirrored course with the for credit course, MUS 130 - Mixed Ensemble in the Fine Arts Department– all students will have the same instructor (Dr. Nichole Dechaine).
Designed to give singers with varying degrees of musical experience the opportunity to rehearse and perform standard choral literature in a broad range of styles, including a cappella and instrumentally accompanied works. Performances are scheduled throughout the semester with an emphasis on community outreach. This course is designed to enhance mental/physical skills and fosters socialization.


Dr. Nichole Dechaine, Director
1-805-922-6966 ext 3412