Like many HBCUs, Spelman College has a premiere music ensemble which carries on the negro spiritual tradition.
The Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation for choral excellence since 1925. The organization is open by audition to all students of the College community. Their Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices, with a particular focus on traditional spirituals, music by African American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works.
The Spelman College Glee Club has traveled throughout the United States and performed for a variety of audiences. Past performances include concert halls such as Fanueil Hall in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and churches, high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide.