Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Chosen Generation Choir

chosen generation gospel choir

Chosen Generation Choir, founded in the spring of 1998, has a mission to encourage, inspire, and nurture one another towards a deeper faith in Jesus Christ through song and praise while making surprising friendships that authentically cultivate Beloved Community where all can experience a place called home. Under the direction and guidance of Maurice Carroll, the choir sings contemporary gospel music as well as spiritual songs in the gospel tradition. Maurice has been the choir’s music director since 2011 and has made innumerable contributions.

Join Chosen Generation Choir

The choir welcomes all students of all races, ethnicities, and faith backgrounds who want to explore and enhance their spirituality through gospel music and praise. Starting in the Fall 2019, the choir has become a community choir. We invite anyone from the greater Baltimore community to join the choir in our journey towards beloved community. There is no audition needed. To praise God through singing, experiencing, and appreciating gospel music, there is no required level of music ability.

If you are interested in joining, come to any regular weekly rehearsal on Tuesdays at 7:00pm or contact the choir’s president, Amber Hopkins, at amhopkins1@loyola.edu.

Chosen Generation Choir Retreat Opportunities

  • In Fall 2020, Loyola’s Chosen Generation Choir hosted the first virtual retreat on the theme, "The Influence of Black Gospel Music" with speakers Lea Gilmore, Maurice Carroll, Patrick Alston and Rev. Scott Adams.
  • In Spring 2021, the virtual retreat theme was "Finding Your Voice" with speakers Marcus England, Maurice Carroll and Josh Lay.

Chosen Generation Choir Performances

Executive Board

President: Monyaé Smalls, mdsmalls@loyola.edu
Vice President: Abby Russell, arussell2@loyola.edu
Treasurer: Imani Martin, ismartin@loyola.edu
Public Relations: Ruth Owusu, rnowusu@loyola.edu


Spring 2021 Virtual Concert


Fall 2020 Virtual Concert

Since 1998, Chosen Generation Choir has brought song and praise to Loyola University Maryland's Evergreen campus. 


Directed and Mixed by: Maurice Carroll


Lead Vocalist: Jonathan Gilmore


Choir Members:

Cayla Wike '21 (President)

Amber Hopkins '23 (Social Media Manager)

Imani Martin '22 (Treasurer)

Racquel Williams '24

Willia Burton-Orr '24

Ruth Owusu '24



Tranetta Harris ('10-'15)


Special Guest:

Michelle Weeks



Pianist - Stephen Felton

Drummer - Christopher Carroll

Bassist - Kevin Powe Jr.


If you would like to join the choir, have questions, and/or want the choir to perform at an event, please contact the choir’s president, Monyaé Smalls, mdsmalls@loyola.edu

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LUMChosenGenerationGospelChoir/

Follow us on Instagram: @LUMgospelchoir