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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Choral Ensembles

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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 ensemble which performs both opera and musical theatre. Each fall the ensemble presents a production of operatic scenes and/or one-act operas. For Family Weekend in the spring, a full production is presented, rotating between opera and musical theatre, accompanied by the WSU Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2002 the ensemble added a now annual summer musical theatre production to its offerings on campus. Julie Wieck, director. Opera Workshop meets in the fall M, W 3:10 – 5pm and in the spring M, W 3:10 – 6pm.

University Singers MUS 432 (UCORE-ARTS) is WSU’s non-auditioned mixed choir. The ensemble strives toward excellence in all styles of choral music and presents at least three performances each semester. The group regularly collaborates with Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra. Membership in the University Singers is open to students of all majors across campus. Matthew Myers, conductor. University Singers meets MWF from 1:10–2:00 pm.

Treble Choir MUS 430 (UCORE-ARTS) is WSU’s non-auditioned choir for upper voices: soprano and alto. The ensemble performs music from all periods from Renaissance to contemporary and performs at least three times a semester. Treble Choir celeberates the beauty and unique timbres available for upper voices. Membership in the Treble Choir is open to students of all majors across campus. Matthew Myers, conductor. University Singers meets TR from 3:10-4:25 pm.

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

 

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