Allen College

Allen College Chorus

Upcoming Events

The 2017 Spring Concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in McBride Auditorium on the Allen College Campus. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

About the Allen College Chorus

The Allen College Chorus began rehearsals in the spring 2009 semester.  Since that semester the Chorus has performed at Holiday concerts in December and spring concerts in April or May.  In addition, the Chorus has also performed at commencement ceremonies and other special events of Allen College.  The concerts are held in McBride Auditorium of Gerard Hall on the Allen College Campus. To join the chorus please contact Dina Dowden at (319) 226-2017 or

Allen College Chorus Members

The Allen College Chorus is comprised of students and faculty of Allen College; alumni; Allen Hospital associates; and members of the Allen Hospital, Allen College, and Allen Foundation governing boards.  Family members of these members are also welcome to join the Allen College Chorus.

Spring 2017

Members of the Allen College Chorus

First Name
Last Name Allen Connection
Mackenzie       Baumann Allen College Student
Rachel Boekelman Allen College Student
Chelia Briner Allen College Student
Abby Christensen
Allen College Student
Eddy Coen Allen College Student
Kallie Croker
Allen College Student
Jerry Durham Allen College Chancellor
Lisa Feldman Allen College Student
Leah Gates
Allen College Student
Sandra Gonzalez Rodriguez     Allen College Student
Rev. Joe Greemore
Friend of Allen College
Tracey Guthrie
Allen College Student
Dr. Joel Haack
Allen College Board Member
Denise Hanson
Allen College Administration
Emily Hanson
Allen College Student
Taylor Holland
Allen College Student
Brittany Hudson
Allen College Student
Ashley Huntington
Allen College Student
George Johnson Associate, Allen Hospital
Marlys Nelson
Allen Hospital retiree
Danielle Noe Allen College Student
Brian Robinson
Friend of Allen College
Megan Scheer
Allen College Student
Sabrina Schmidt
Allen College Student
Anna Weselmann Allen College Student
Randy Young Allen College Student


During the fall and spring academic semesters, the Chorus rehearses for one hour on Tuesday evenings, starting at 5:15 p.m. except during the fall and spring breaks.

Allen College Chorus Director and Accompanist

The chorus is directed by Ms. Jo Capoccioni.


The piano accompanist is Ms. Patti Weiss.



Allen College offers chorus scholarships to incoming and currently enrolled students who have experience as a chorus member and who agree to participate in chorus activities.  All Allen College students are provided information about these scholarships each year via e-mail messages from the assistant to the chancellor.

Past Events


  • What size is the chorus?

In the spring and fall of 2016, the Allen College Chorus had over 30 members.

  • When and where does the Allen College Chorus rehearse?
We rehearse Tuesday evenings at 5:15 during the fall and spring semesters for one hour.  There are no rehearsals during fall and spring breaks.  Rehearsals are in the McBride Auditorium of Gerard Hall on the Allen College campus.
  • What kind of music does the Allen College Chorus perform?
The majority of the music will be from contemporary and traditional music canon, including spiritual music, contemporary music, jazz, and music from various cultures.