Founded in 1986 by Dr. Laura Lane, Nova Singers is a 20-voice ensemble with a nation-wide reputation for expressiveness, virtuosity and innovative programming. Nova Singers has performed at state, regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, has produced eight professional recordings and has received numerous grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nova Singers has commissioned and premiered eleven new works from composers such as Thea Musgrave, William Hawley and Ruth Watson Henderson. The ensemble produces an eight-concert subscription series in two locations: four in Galesburg and four in the Quad Cities.