WWU Choir Information

Choral Auditions

 

Choral ensembles are open to all WWU students!

Our 2018 choir letter will be available mid-June for more information about attire and commitments.



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General Information
  • All prepared pieces should be memorized and double sided sheet music organized in a three ring binder.
  • We will supply an accompanist, be prepared to give them your tempo before starting. Practice lightly singing the first measure in the tempo you wish to perform.
  • Students who audition for Concert Choir and Advanced Women's Chorale must make a commitment for the entire academic year. Exceptions are made for mid-year graduates and teaching interns only.
  • All vocal majors, and minors wishing to take lessons, must perform an audition. This will act as your placement audition into your vocal studio.
Registration

Once you have been admitted to a choir, please email LeeAnne.Frahn@wwu.edu for an override to register. Each course is 2 credits per quarter.

Mandatory Fall Dates

We will post all mandatory fall dates in June 2018

Studio Assignments
Voice Majors and Minors:
Studio assignments for students enrolled in applied voice will be made at auditions and will be posted on the board outside PA 43.
Weekly voice master classes are REQUIRED for all students enrolled in lessons. 
 
 
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Audition Requirements

 

Concert Choir

Highly select ensemble of 40-60 singers that performs a variety of challenging choral music from all historical periods.

MUS 471 | MTWRF 12:00-12:50 |  PAC 16

Requirements:

  • Two prepared songs
    • Classical art song or aria; one may instead be a classical folksong or musical theater selection.
  • Vocalization
  • Pitch Matching
  • Sight Reading

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Advanced Treble Chorale

Highly select ensemble of 30-40 singers that performs challenging choral music from all style periods for treble voices.

 MUS 271 | MTWR 1:00-1:50 |  PAC 16

Requirements:

  • One prepared song
    • Classical art song or aria, classical folksong or classical musical theater.
  • Vocalization
  • Pitch Matching
  • Sight Reading

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University Treble Choir

MUS 271 | MTW 2:00-2:50 |  PAC 16

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

Singers who would like to perform in this ensemble should come to class on Wednesday, September 27. A vocal diagnostic will be given during class on Wednesday, September 27th for vocal placement in each section. This diagnostic included singing "My Country 'tis of Thee," or a song of your choice, a range test, and a brief sight-reading diagnostic.

Email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to register!

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University Tenor/Bass Choir

MUS 271 | WRF 2:00-2:50  | PAC 16

A large ensemble that performs women’s repertoire in a variety of styles, as well as mixed-voice repertoire with the University Treble Choir.

Singers who would like to perform in this ensemble should come to class on Wednesday, September 27. A vocal diagnostic will be given during class on Wednesday, September 27th for vocal placement in each section. This diagnostic included singing "My Country 'tis of Thee," or a song of your choice, a range test, and a brief sight-reading diagnostic.

Email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to register!

 
 
  
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