Our mission

To enrich and inspire our audiences, singers, and community through the experience of choral artistry, and to increase access to and appreciation of choral music.

Our vision

To be among the world's finest choral organizations, known as innovative, inspiring, and essential to our growing community.

Our values

Seattle Pro Musica is committed to:

  • Artistry

  • Excellence

  • Community

  • Integrity

Our statement on cultural equity

Everyone deserves equal access to a full and vibrant creative life, and this access is essential to a free and healthy society. To support the creative life of our community, Seattle Pro Musica commits to policies and practices of cultural equity that foster equal access, inclusion, and justice.

We recognize cultural equity as a framework of values, policies, and practices that ensures arts institutions serve the needs of all people, especially those who have historically been underserved based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

As we pursue our artistic mission, we will hold ourselves accountable to cultural equity. By acknowledging and challenging inequities, both as an individual arts organization and in partnership with others, we can and will make change happen.

Seattle Pro Musica, full choir

Our bio

Seattle Pro Musica believes in the power of voices joined in harmony to enrich the lives of our audiences, our singers, and the community at large. We also believe in making the beauty of choral music available to as many people as possible. Though our members come from all walks of life and span generations, we are united by our desire to make beautiful music together and share it with the world.

Seattle Pro Musica is made up of four performing groups:

  • The 80-voice Seattle Pro Musica choir

  • Vox, our mixed-voices chamber ensemble

  • Chroma, our select ensemble for sopranos and altos

  • Orpheon, our select ensemble for tenors and basses

Throughout our 46-year history, we’ve been recognized for the caliber of our programming and performances. We’ve received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, and we were ranked as “among America’s very best choirs” by American Record Guide. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Karen P. Thomas, we’ve received international acclaim for our CD recordings and live performances. Choir and Organ writes, “Seattle Pro Musica presents a cappella singing at its best,” and Fanfare Record says, “This is truly an extraordinary choir.”

We’ve also appeared by invitation at numerous international and national festivals, and we’ve been fortunate enough to perform with artists like Jane Eaglen, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Pacific MusicWorks, and Seattle Symphony. Members of Seattle Pro Musica have also appeared on GRAMMY Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated albums by Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman. Most importantly, Seattle Pro Musica is beloved by a community of listeners and supporters who make everything we do possible.

Our history writ large

From the beginning, Seattle Pro Musica has moved audiences with precision and passion.

History buffs can learn more about Seattle Pro Musica's journey across 40+ years and explore a bounty of historic programs, flyers, photos, and other ephemera from Seattle Pro Musica's early years on our full history page.