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The Chorale

"Chorale is the best part of my day when I can just relax, take a break from classes and do something that inspires me to work harder. It makes me appreciate the simple things in life that you can only find when singing."

Melissa TouVelle '09
Bettendorf, Iowa
B.A., Theatre Arts

Coe's Chorale has been a veritable institution at the college for over 50 years, specializing in music for treble voices. Open to all sopranos and altos on campus, including students, faculty, and staff, the chorale presents the annual Christmas Convocation and Christmas Vespers. These services of lessons and carols are a highlight of the holiday season at Coe.

For more information on the Coe Chorale, contact Tara Warfield at

Tara Warfield is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Coe College where she teaches studio voice, vocal literature, vocal pedagogy, opera workshop, and conducts the Coe Chorale.  In addition to her teaching duties, Warfield serves as the faculty mentor for Mu Phi Epsilon.  An Illinois native, Warfield holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Eastern Illinois University.  She continued her graduate studies at The University of Iowa earning a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and is completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance and pedagogy.