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WSU Concert Choir MUS 431 (UCORE-ARTS) is our premiere auditioned choral ensemble. This is a mixed choir who meets 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.
Opera Workshop MUS 428 (UCORE-ARTS) 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. Opera Workshop meet in the fall M, W 3 – 5pm and in the spring M, W 3 – 6pm.
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. Matthew Myers, conductor. University Singers meets M, W, F 1:10 – 2:00 pm