Soon, the USD chamber singers will begin their American Voyage. The elite chorale group will begin it's seven-day three-state tour on Friday.
"I was just telling them earlier today there's no automatic pilot on tour. Every time you get up you're singing for a new audience, for new people who want to be moved by what you're doing," said conductor David Holdhusen.
Over the course of a week, the chamber singers will perform 20 times.
"I'm always excited. This is my third year in choir, and I look forward to tour every year all year long," said singer Hannah Lambertz.
With so much adrenaline, there's pressure for these singers to be at their very best.
"It's also really nerve wracking because it's almost two hours worth of music that we're doing almost completely memorized. So, it's a challenging program to do night after night," said singer Becca Lunstrum.
That's a lot to think about, especially during a time when many of their fellow students are on spring break.
"They're doing what they love," said Holdhusen. "They get to sing every day, and they get to be with their friends. And, they get to be a part of something that is really unique and very special."