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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Choral Ensembles

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WSU Concert Choir is our premiere auditioned choral ensemble. This is a mixed choir of about 40-48 singers who meet 4 times each week (M-T-W-Th at 2:10-3:00 p.m.) and performs approximately 3-5 times each semester. They sing music of all musical periods and styles, and produce challenging, creative, and intriguing experiences.  The ensemble generally tours within the region in the spring and embarks on international performance tours every 4-5 years. Dean Luethi, conductor. This ensemble will meet entirely online for Spring 2021. 

Due to COVID-19, this ensemble will not be offered Spring 2021.
Madrigal Chamber Singers is a select ensemble of 20 singers and meets twice a week (T, Th 12:00-1:15 p.m.). The mixed ensemble performs in Renaissance costume and traditionally performs music of the Renaissance and also other chamber music through musical history including a cappella pop genres. The Madrigal Chamber Singers perform on campus approximately 5 times each semester, and tour through the state of Washington as well as other opportunities including performances in Italy, Russia, Arizona, and California.

Opera Workshop is an auditioned organization. Fall semesters have typically been opera or musical theatre scenes in a workshop manner, allowing students varied performance opportunities and classroom knowledge regarding staging, makeup, costumes, set design, etc. Spring semesters alternate between musical theatre and opera productions. Recent productions include the opera Marriage of Figaro of Mozart and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Julie Wieck, director. This ensemble will meet entirely online for Spring 2021. 

Due to COVID-19, this ensemble will not be offered Spring 2021.
Treble Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that meets twice a week (T, Th 3:10-4:00 p.m.). This ensemble performs repertoire for sopranos and altos of varying styles and genres on campus throughout the semester.

Due to COVID-19, this ensemble will not be offered Spring 2021.
Tenor/Bass Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that meets twice a week (T, Th 4:10-5:00 p.m.). This ensemble performs music of varying styles/genres and performs on campus throughout the semester. The Tenor/Bass Choir is also the ensemble in residence for the annual WSU Young Men In Song Festival.

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. COVID UPDATE – This course will be offered entirely online. Dean Luethi, conductor. This ensemble will meet entirely online for Spring 2021.

WSU Concert Choir Photo
WSU Concert Choir performing “The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet To Fly” by Joshua Shenk

 

WSU Madrigal Singers Photo
WSU Madrigal Singers performing at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane for CAS Development Holiday event