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Music

Vocal Ensembles

Chorale

(MUS ENS 262/462)
Chorale is the premier choral ensemble of the University. Membership is determined by a rigorous audition with an emphasis on sight-reading skills. The repertoire, drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, is extremely challenging and requires a great deal of individual preparation.

Concert Choir

(MUS ENS 261/461)
An auditioned choral ensemble open to qualified students from all majors. The Concert Choir performs high quality repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles. Emphasis is placed on developing good choral tone, strengthening musical skills, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of the literature studied..

Chamber Singers

(MUS ENS 163/363)
Chamber Singers is an auditioned select choral ensemble open to all students. Its repertory consists of music suitable for small chamber choirs, including Renaissance Madrigals, Chansons and Lieder, Romantic Part-songs, and selected music from other style periods.

Opera Workshop

(MUS ENS 166/366)
Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop is designed for singing actors/actresses and is offered in the spring semester. In this performance class, the students prepare and present opera and musical theatre scenes and smaller-scale operas from standard operatic/musical theatre literature. Some of the recent performances included highlights from Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart and a full production of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. It is open to any university student through audition.