Maryville College collecting choir alumni stories

Maryville College collecting choir alumni stories

May 15, 2018

In preparation for the Maryville College 2019 Bicentennial Spring Choir Tour, the College is putting out the call for alumni to share a recommended song selection along with a story that highlights their experience as a member of a Maryville College choir.  

 “We are looking for stories with meaning—that are redemptive, inspirational or even humorous. The important aspect is that they define and capture the choral experience in a multi-generational manner,” said current director Stacey Wilner.

Fifteen selections and stories will be featured as part of the program for the tour. Submitters whose song suggestions and related stories are selected will be invited to personally share their stories with audiences at various tour locations and at the concerts on campus when the choir returns. Some of the stories and song suggestions will also be featured during the 2018 Homecoming Choir Concert on Oct. 27.

Submissions must be limited to 250 words or less and received no later than Aug. 1. The College invites you to share your stories by emailing them to: or mailing them to Stacey Wilner c/o Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804.

Founded as the Southern and Western Theological Seminary by the Synod of Tennessee on Oct. 19, 1819, Maryville College will celebrate its 200th year in 2019.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.