There are two choirs; The Concert Choir and University Choir. The styles of music rehearsed and performed vary from classical, spirituals, musical theater, Jazz to pop music. The choirs are open to both music and non-music majors. The atmosphere of rehearsals is focused yet festive with an emphasis on group unity and respect for all involved in the ensemble. The Schreiner Choir has performed at numerous events and concerts in Kerrville, has sung with the local professional orchestra, Symphony of the Hills, performed the National Anthem for several San Antonio Spurs and Rampage games and has toured and performed in Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
- The University Choir is comprised up of inexperienced to experienced singers and mainly performs music that has instrumental accompaniment. No previous choral experience is necessary or audition process. Course info: MUSC 1102 MW 4:00-5:15 p.m. (Mus. Hall).
- The Concert choir is a chamber ensemble with smaller numbers and routinely sings a cappella (vocals only-no instrumental accompaniment). Previous choral experience is recommended and there is an audition process to be in this group. Course info: MUSC 2102 TR 4:30-5:45 (Mus. Hall)
Michael Kahl grew up in El Paso and was exposed to music at an early age where he sang in the Children’s church choir. Michael graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and has two Masters of Fine Arts Degrees, one in Vocal Performance from SMU and the other in Choral Conducting from UTSA.
Michael has performed in opera productions with the Dallas Opera, Connecticut Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Portland Opera and Arizona Opera. Michael’s collegiate teaching career began in 1995 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ. In 1998, Michael became the Music Director at Travis Park United Methodist in San Antonio. In 2001, He taught for two years at Palo Alto Community College in San Antonio. Michael began teaching at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX in 2003, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities and teaches music courses such as Beginning Conducting, Music History, Intro to World Music and History of American Music Theater. Michael is also the Chorus Master for the Symphony of the Hills Chorus. In his spare time Michael enjoys walking with his dog Matilda through the neighborhoods of Kerrville and on the Schreiner campus.