Varying from 6-12 singers, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble formed in the fall of 1997, is committed to quality musicianship expressed in the jazz standards and new, cutting-edge repertoire. Influencing vocal groups are Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Real Group, and The Bobs. Members are required three to four hours of rehearsal per week, and move quickly in building their repertoire for performance. Concert opportunities are found on campus in chapels, the coffee house, Chorale concerts, basketball games, and other special events. Off campus, the Vocal Jazz members can also expect to participate in jazz workshops and festivals such as the Oceanside Jazz Festival and learn from clinics brought to campus at various times throughout the year.