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Moody Gospel Choir

Moody Gospel Choir

The Moody Gospel Choir uses music to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The group is comprised of a choir and a band, and members are exposed to many different styles of gospel music. This ensemble places an emphasis on the Word of God and conveying love through a ministerial message of praise and worship.

The repertoire of this fully accredited gospel ensemble consists of both traditional and contemporary gospel styles. The Moody Gospel Choir performs concerts in the Chicagoland area at churches, schools, and organizations.

Meet the Conductor

Dr. Yongmin Kim

Dr. Yongmin Kim is the director of the Moody Chorale. He was music director at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Metro Detroit for 15 years and is also director of the Myanmar Praise School and Music Institute. He visits southeast Asia every summer for music ministry and education. Dr. Kim holds degrees from Presbyterian College and Seminary (Seoul, South Korea), Eastman School of Music, and the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and a doctorate in vocal performance.

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Entrance Requirements

Membership in the Moody Gospel Choir is by audition and open to students in any majors. Joining includes the expectation of a yearlong commitment. Auditions take place the week before school begins in August.

A typical audition includes:

  • vocal exercises
  • singing a song of your choice
  • an interview with the conductor

Contact the conductor with questions or to schedule an audition outside the regular time frame: