As a central part of the Waldorf tradition, its music program dates back more than 100 years. Since its founding in 1916, the original Waldorf Choir has evolved into a thriving composition of instrumental and vocal ensembles, underscoring Waldorf’s reputation for musical excellence across the nation and beyond.
This rich choral culture cultivated at Waldorf University during the last 100 years is presently augmented by two additional vocal ensembles: Sangkor—a Waldorf and Forest City community choir, and the Schola Cantorum—a highly-selective chamber ensemble of mixed voices.
The instrumental music program—comprised of the Waldorf Wind Ensemble, the Waldorf College Jazz Band, the Warrior Pep Band and a number of chamber ensembles—is equally distinguished, and travels both domestically and internationally.
The music program at Waldorf is open to non-majors as well as majors. Nearly 40 percent of the student body participates in the various choral and instrumental groups. Productions of opera scenes, operettas and Broadway musicals are presented on a regular basis, in conjunction with the theatre department