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NSU Choirs

NSU Choirs believes...that for every season there is a song, for every day there is a melody, and for every moment there is harmony. Sing…Be…Live…See!

Norfolk State University Choirs have been under the baton of outstanding, talented, and dedicated music educators since their inception. In 1945 Harry Savage became the first full-time music faculty member and choir director of what was then, Norfolk Division of Virginia State College. Savage laid the framework for the music department and organized the first choir. When Harry Savage returned to Richmond Public Schools as a music teacher in 1946, Naomi Pettigrew succeeded Savage as choral director, and she won first place in the Marian Anderson Award Contest that same year.