The Olivet College Gospel Choir seeks to add several diverse male and female singers, as well as musicians who play the keyboard, electric or bass guitar and drums.
Students with considerable talent will be considered for the Gospel Choir’s scholarship program. Scholarships of varying amounts are offered, based on audition. The program director will notify students of their Gospel Choir scholarship offer after audition. Scholarships are stacked on top of merit and need-based aid. Olivet College has increased its merit aid to award a student’s high school academic success. In addition, all students are considered for need-based aid.
Submit a video audition with any song of your choice. Videos may be submitted via social media by tagging @ocgospelchoir or by emailing La’Rae Trice, Gospel Choir director.
Singers, pianists, and guitarists may perform their selections a Capella; drummers and bassists should perform with an instrumental track or accompaniment.
Students visiting campus may audition in person.
Gospel Choir Director
Email La’Rae Trice
In her role as Olivet College Gospel Choir Director, La’Rae Trice serves to grow the choir by developing and recruiting students who share her love of music. She has also served as the choir director at Tabernacle of David Church for more than 10 years. Recently, La’Rae and her father even released a gospel album that debuted on Billboard’s Top 25 Gospel Albums. Trice holds a bachelor’s degree in music business from Belmont University and a Master of Business Administration from the European School of Economics in Rome, Italy.
My first goal is to develop the students who already love singing but want to be better singers. My favorite part of my job is giving students the opportunity to become more confident. Whether that be singing a solo or increasing performance skills, I love working to develop young talent. I strive to learn each students’ strengths and weaknesses, and mostly, understand and appeal to their connection to the music and their purpose of joining the Gospel Choir.