Choral Music

Welcome to the vocal program at Washington and Lee University! Choral and vocal music continues to be a vibrant and vital part of the campus life at Washington and Lee, with W&L's dedicated faculty mentoring, challenging, and inspiring students to achieve their greatest potential. Opportunities exist for all students, regardless of major, to be a part of our exciting program.

Due to W&L's small size, there is a focus on the individual student, from preparing music majors to highest levels possible in performance or education, to nurturing non-majors who continue to have great passion for music along with their other studies. With opportunities from our renowned choirs such as the W&L University Singers, special events like the Lessons and Carols service and ChoralFest, and large-scale stage productions like the annual Bentley Musical/Opera, the W&L vocal program offers endless musical options.

University Singers

The Washington and Lee University Singers, conducted by Shane Lynch, continues to be recognized as one of the finest a cappella choirs in the region. Routinely touring both nationally and internationally, the University Singers perform a wide variety of literature as a feature choir in major concert series and prestigious music festivals of groups such as the Virginia Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.

About the Conductor

Shane M. Lynch, a noted conductor, composer, and music educator, assumed the position Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Washington and Lee University in the Fall of 2009. Dr. Lynch is a sought-after clinician, having worked with honor choirs in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.