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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Choral Ensemble Auditions

Concert Choir, University Singers, and Opera Workshop

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Auditions at WSU this Fall will be held through YouTube recordings
which will be accepted through August 21.

• Auditions will take place this fall the week before classes begin.
• These will serve for placement in choral ensembles as well as voice studios.
• You do not need to be a music major to sing in any of our choral ensembles or take lessons.
• All students majoring in music with voice as their instrument are expected to audition.
• Each of our choral ensembles are 1-credit UCORE ARTS courses!

Due to COVID-19, our regular schedule of 5 choral ensembles will be limited to only 3 being offered for Fall 2020:

1. Concert Choir/MUS 431 (UCORE/ARTS) is our auditioned mixed choir consisting of approximately 42 singers from across the campus and performing music from around the world and of all musical styles. They meet M/T/W/TH 2:10-3 p.m. The ensemble performs at a high level, sings approximately three concerts on campus each semester, and tours annually. This ensemble will be entirely online for fall 2020.

2. University Singers/MUS 432 (UCORE/ARTS) is our non-auditioned mixed choir. The ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire and presents at least three performances each semester. They meet M/W/F 1:10 – 2:00 p.m. This ensemble will be entirely online for fall 2020.

3. Opera Workshop/Opera and Musical Theatre Productions/MUS 428 (UCORE/ARTS) Each fall the program features scenes from operas and musical theater, allowing students to develop roles appropriate to their skill/musical level. During the fall, they meet M/W 3:10-5pm and perform twice in the semester. In the spring semester, they meet Monday and Wednesday from 3:10-6:00 pm in preparation for a fully-staged production, alternating between opera and musical theater. Recent performances include The Merry Wives of Windsor, Into the Woods, The Merry Widow, Young Frankenstein, and Die Fledermaus. This ensemble will be entirely online for fall 2020.

To audition, singers must complete the audition form and submit a recording.

Please record
1) one selection that best demonstrates your vocal ability and
2) a demonstration of your vocal range, singing a 5-note scale, up and down, starting at the bottom of your range and moving upward to the top.
For assistance in the process of preparing your recordings, please see : Creating a Playlist and Sharing

Click here for the Audition Form and to submit your recording.

New students will also need to sign up for an audition interview. Please sign up for a time here. If none of these times work in your schedule please contact Dr. Dean Luethi

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Julie Anne Wieck.