Music Ensembles

Music Ensembles

The King's College music program is an outlet for students who love music. King's, being a liberal arts institution, incorporates music into its community as an integral part of the college. This is in keeping with its mission statement, "...to provide students with a broad based liberal education in the Catholic tradition and to offer intellectual, moral, and spiritual preparation for satisfying and purposeful lives."

The Christian Voices and Cantors serve the college in a ministerial role. They sing at the Sunday liturgies and other special religious and spiritual events. The Cantores Christi Regis choir serves the general college community at special college functions, in the local community and in concerts and other events.

Each ensemble has its own special and unique way of serving the college community at large. Many students are involved in all of the ensembles. They are all highly committed to making the music here at King's a truly enjoyable and educational experience.

IN GENERAL

  • Students may be involved in any and all of the ensembles, providing they meet all the requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to submit ideas for musical selections. In general, the input from students is welcomed and appreciated.
  • Opportunities for accompanists and one-on-one coaching is available.
  • Opportunities for student leadership are possible

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Robert Yenkowski has been at King's since 1998 as the part-time music minister. In 2001, he became the full-time music director overseeing all musical ensembles. He is a graduate of Marywood University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana with a Master's degree in Liturgy and Church Music. His primary instrument is piano with a minor in voice. He has previously held positions as Choir Director/ Organist at Holy Rosary Church, Ashley, PA, and St. Joseph's Church, Hudson, PA. He is currently the Chapter Director of the local National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). He has given several presentations on various liturgical and musical topics. In addition he teaches Creative Arts in the Classroom and Music Appreciation.

For more information contact the Music Office at (570)-208-6044 or by e-mail at robertyenkowski@kings.edu.

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