College of Fine & Performing Arts


Choral Department

Director of Choral Activities, Professor Timothy Fitzpatrick
Choral Music Education, Dr. Angela Broeker

Western's vocal/choral program has earned a reputation as one of the finest university programs in the Pacific Northwest. WWU Concert Choirs have been chosen to perform at recent national and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education, while Western's opera program is known for its award-winning productions. Numerous vocal program alumni have gone on to successful performance careers in opera and musical theater, while others have become accomplished private studio instructors, music teachers, and conductors.

There are performing opportunities for everyone – music majors and non-majors alike – in Western’s choral program. Opportunities include performing with auditioned and non-auditioned choirs and in our award-winning opera program. Singers in the choral program are encouraged to study voice privately with our world-class voice faculty to increase vocal skills that further their musical knowledge and performance experience.

Ensemble Auditions

All ensembles and productions are open to WWU students regardless of major or year in school. Two of our choral ensembles require an audition; other ensembles do not. Please visit the University Choir page before for more information about participating without an audition. Students should plan their audition time around Fall move-in and orientation. 


Professor Tim Fitzpatrick, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Angela Broeker, Choral Music Education