The Wallace State Choir is a performance group designed to enhance the skills of developing musicians through the choral genre. The repertoire chosen incorporates many styles and represents the vast canon of choral music, including small octaves and larger works. Emphasis is placed on nurturing reading skills and honing awareness of musical form, stylistic characteristics, and musical ensemble performance. Membership in the Concert Choir is open to anyone. Students may audition for scholarships.

This is a performance-based ensemble that appears on campus, in the community, and periodically, throughout the state of Alabama. This is a music revue/jazz ensemble that explores various forms of popular music, including vocal jazz. This ensemble is a recruiting tool for Wallace State Community College, especially for the music department, and tours and performs at area schools. Membership in this group is based on audition. Scholarships are available.

The Wallace State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned group of vocalists that perform selected literature from the jazz genre. This select ensemble performs throughout the community the standards of the 1940s–today.


Meet the Instructor

Tiffany RichterTiffany Stone Richter is the Director of Choral Activities at Wallace State.  During her tenure at Wallace State, she has conducted the Wallace State Concert Choir, Wallace State Singers, and Wallace State Vocal Jazz. She has also taught Private and Class Voice, Private and Class Piano, Music Theory and Music Appreciation. Distinctions include Alabama Community College Award of Excellence, Academic Faculty Award, and Wallace State Employee of the Year. 

Under Ms. Richter’s direction, the Wallace State Vocal Ensembles have participated in several performances across the country, including the Kennedy Center and National Cathedral in Washington D.C., The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, Walt Disney World, and have also extended their reach outside of the United States during their 2019 tour of France and Germany.  

Ms. Richter also collaborates as a musician in the private sector.  She is a gospel and jazz recording artist, performing in a variety of settings across the United States, as well as Europe and Central America. 

Ms. Richter received her MM in Choral Conducting from Texas State University-San Marcos, with a stipulation in Vocal Jazz.  She is originally from Oklahoma, but has adopted Alabama as her new home, and enjoys her husband, children and the variety of animals, invited, or not, running around the farm.