University of Pikeville

College of Arts & Sciences
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5250


Concert Choir

The UPIKE Choirs offer something for everyone. In Concert Choir, an ensemble open to all students, choir members perform a variety of repertoire, from Maroon Five to Mozart.

Students of all majors sing in the choirs, and all vocal ensembles are of the highest quality.

There are music award opportunities for singers from every major on campus. The choir participates in annual tours and regularly performs in off-campus concert series.

choir student singing

Can I make music at UPIKE if I am not a music major?

Yes! Even if you’re not a music major, you can participate in any music performance areas, such as Band, Choir, Piano performance and applied study (private lessons) of instruments or voice. The University of Pikeville Fine Arts program facilitates both ensemble participation and private instruction through Participation Awards for non-majors. This is an excellent way for students to get part of their education expenses covered while practicing something they love.

UPIKE also offers a minor in music. Gaining a minor in music is open to any UPIKE student, regardless of their musical background.

Contact Information

For more information on musical opportunities at UPIKE, contact Dr. Rutherford or Dr. Westgate below.

Eric Rutherford

Dr. John Eric Rutherford, Associate Professor of Music, serves as Director of Choral Music at the University of Pikeville. He teaches Music Theory, Music. Appreciate, and offer private voice instruction in addition to conducting the Concert Choir.


Phillip Westgate

Dr. Phillip Todd Westgate is Professor of Music and Program Coordinator for Music at the University of Pikeville. Dr. Westgate has taught and performed in higher education for 30 years as a professor, conductor, concert organist, pianist and collaborative pianist.


Join Choir

For more information about the Choirs program, expand the selection below and fill out the interest form.