Choral Auditions

Choral ensembles are open to  all WWU students regardless of major. While two of our choral ensembles required an audition, we offer two ensembles that may be joined without previous placement. Please see below for more information. 

Audition Checklist

  1. Locate and make note of audition requirements for Advanced Treble and Concert Choir
  2. Sign up for a live audition using our Choir Auditions Form
  3. Write down the time and location of your audition
  4. Download the 2018-2019 Choir Letter

Audition Sign-up

All live auditions are to be scheduled through our Choir Auditions Form after reviewing the audition requirements below.

2018-2019 Choir Letter

Please download the 2018-2019 Choir Letter for more information regarding concert attire and required dates for all ensembles.

Audition Dates

Ensemble
Date
Time
Room

Concert Choir &

Advanced Treble Chorale

Sunday 9/23 (returning students only)

Monday 9/24 (returning or new students)

Tuesday 9/25 (new students only)

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PAC 16

PAC 16

PAC 16

University Treble Choir

University Tenor/Bass Choir

No audition required

Complete registration through Web4U

   

General Information

Accompanist 

An accompanist will be provided for all auditions. Students will not have a chance to rehearse with the accompanist prior to auditions. Please be prepared to provide a tempo before starting.

Registration

All students participating in choir must register for the appropriate course through Web4U. Once audition results have been posted please email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to register.  Each course is 2 credits per quarter and is repeatable for credit towards graduation requirements, electives, and music degrees. Students intending to join University Treble or Tenor/Bass can email Lee Anne Frahn at anytime for an override to complete registration. 

Time Commitment

Students who audition for Concert Choir and Advanced Treble Chorale must commit to registering and participating each quarter: Fall, Winter and Spring 2018-2019. Exceptions are made for mid-year graduates and teaching interns only.  University Treble and University Tenor/Bass choir have a quarterly commitment only.

Vocal Majors/Minors

All vocal majors/minors must participate in ensemble auditions, even those who are previously registered for University Treble or Tenor/Bass Choir.  Vocal students will be placed into their appropriate vocal studio through this audition and results will be posed on the board outside PAC 43. Weekly voice master classes are mandatory for all students enrolled in lessons. 
 
 

Mandatory Fall Dates

Fall 2018 Event
Date
Time
Choir
Fall Concert Choir Retreat Friday, October 5 4 -10 p.m. Concert Choir 
HS Treble/Tenor-Bass Festival Friday, October 26 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ATC, UTC, CC (2-3)
Fall Choral Concert I Tuesday, November 6 8 p.m. Concert Choir
Invitational Choral Festival Tuesday, November 13 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Concert Choir
"A Light in the Darkness" Concert Saturday, November 17 7 p.m. Concert Choir
Fall Choral Concert II Sunday, November 18 3 p.m. ATC, UTC, UTBC

Audition Requirements

Concert Choir

Highly select ensemble of 40-60 singers that performs a variety of challenging choral music from all historical periods. All Western students are considered regardless of major. 
Audition Requirements and Assessment 
  1. Two prepared, memorized pieces
    • Classical art song or aria; one may instead be a classical folksong or musical theater selection.
    • Please bring sheet music to audition.
  2. Vocalization
  3. Pitch Matching
  4. Sight Reading
Audition Sign-Up

To sign up for an audition please use our online Choir Auditions Form. Email Lee Anne Frahn with questions or concerns regarding the Choral Audition form.

Registration and Class Schedule

Students must register through Web4U to participate. Please email Lee Anne Frahn after the audition results have been posted for an override to complete registration. 

Concert Choir Weekly Schedule
Ensemble
Day/Time
Room
Concert Choir MUS 471 MTWRF 12:00-12:50pm PAC 16
 

Advanced Treble Chorale

Highly select ensemble of 30-40 singers that performs challenging choral music from all style periods for treble voices. All Western students are considered regardless of major.
Audition Requirements and Assessment 
  1. One prepared, memorized piece 
    • Classical art song or aria; one may instead be a classical folksong or musical theater selection.
    • Please bring sheet music to audition.
  2. Vocalization
  3. Pitch Matching
  4. Sight Reading
Students intending to audition for Concert Choir and Advanced Treble should prepare two pieces. Consideration for both ensembles will be based on one audition.
Audition Sign-Up

To sign up for an audition please use our online Choir Auditions Form. Email Lee Anne Frahn with questions or concerns regarding the Choral Audition form.

Registration
 
Advanced Treble Chorale Weekly Schedule
Ensemble Day/Time Room
Advanced Treble Chorale MUS 271 MTWR 1- 1:50 p.m. PAC 16
 

University Treble Choir

A large non-auditioned ensemble that performs a variety of styles, as well as mixed-voice repertoire with the University Tenor/Bass Choir. 

Vocal Assessment 

Singers who would like to perform in this ensemble should attend class on Wednesday, September 26. A simple vocal diagnostic is used to determine your placement in choir. Vocal Diagnostics will be given during class on Wednesday, September 26, or by arrangement. The vocal diagnostic includes a simple range test and providing information about your choral/vocal background.

Registration
Students must register through Web4U to participate. Please email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to complete registration. 
 
University Treble Choir Weekly Schedule
Ensemble Day/Time Room
University Treble Chorale  MUS 271 MTW 2:00-2:50pm PAC 16
 

University Tenor/Bass Choir

A large non-auditioned ensemble that performs a variety of styles, as well as mixed-voice repertoire with the University Treble Choir.

Vocal Assessment 

Singers who would like to perform in this ensemble should attend class on Wednesday, September 26. A simple vocal diagnostic is used to determine your placement in choir. Vocal Diagnostics will be given during class on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27, or by arrangement. The vocal diagnostic includes a simple range test and providing information about your choral/vocal background.

Registration
Students must  register through Web4U to participate. Please email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to complete registration. 
 
University Tenor/Bass Choir Weekly Schedule
Ensemble Day/Time Room
University Tenor/Bass Choir MUS 271 WRF 2 - 2:50 p.m. PAC 16
 
a large choir rehearsing in front of a pipe organ in the concet hall