WWU Choir Information

Choral Auditions

Choral ensembles are open to all WWU students!

Our Ensembles

  • Concert Choir
  • Advanced Women's Chorale
  • University Choir Women- non auditioned
  • University Choir Men- non auditioned

 

Please look below at the different audition requirements for each ensemble, and the mandatory concert dates.

All vocal majors, and minors wishing to take lessons, must perform an audition. This will act as your placement audition into your vocal studio.

Download our 2017-2018 Choir Letter for further information regarding dates, requirements and attire. 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.

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Audition Requirements

 
Concert Choir

MUS 471 | MTWRF 12:00-12:50 |  PAC 16

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

Requirements:

  • Two prepared songs
  • Vocalization
  • Pitch Matching
  • Sight Reading
 
*Prepared songs should be memorized classical art songs or arias; one may instead be a folksong arrangement or musical theater selection.
 
Please have your double sided audition music organized in a three ring binder, and show up at least 15 minutes prior to your time slot. Once you have been admitted, please register for MUS 271, email Lee Anne Frahn for an override if needed.

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Advanced Women’s Chorale 

 MUS 271 | MTWR 1:00-1:50 |  PAC 16

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

Requirements:

  • One prepared song
  • Vocalization
  • Pitch Matching
  • Sight Reading

 

*The prepared song should be a memorized classical art song or aria, musical theater selection, or folksong arrangement, an accompanist will be provided.  If auditioning for Concert Choir as well, please prepare two pieces.
 
Please have your double sided audition music organized in a three ring binder, and show up at least 15 minutes prior to your time slot. Once you have been admitted, please register for MUS 271, email Lee Anne Frahn for an override if needed.

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University Choir Women 

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 Choir Men.

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 Choir Men 

MUS 271 | WRF 2:00-2:50  | PAC 16

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

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 and Thursday, September 28th 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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Mandatory Fall Dates

Fri., Oct. 6 Fall Concert Choir Retreat 4 -10 p.m. Concert Choir
Fri., Oct. 27 HS Treble Choir Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m AWC, UCW, UCM
Tues., Nov. 7 Fall Choral Concert I  8 p.m. Concert Choir
Tues., Nov. 14 Invitational Choral Festival 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Concert Choir
Sat., Nov. 18 "A Light in the Darkness" Concert 3 and 7 p.m. Concert Choir
Sun., Nov. 19 Fall Choral Concert II 3 p.m. AWC, UCM, UCW

 Speak to your employers now to clear possible conflicts.  Plan to arrive one hour ahead of all concert start times.

Please contact Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone with any questions you may have!

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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.  This is a fantastic opportunity for all voice students to perform more frequently—the surest way to improvement! 
 
 
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Please download our 2017-2018 Choir Letter for further information regarding dates, requirements and attire.  
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