Western's vocal/choral program has earned a reputation as one of the finest university programs in the Pacific Northwest. The WWU Concert Choir has 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.