Choral Ensembles Auditions Spring 2019

Questions: email David Rayl, director of choral programs 

All MSU ensembles include music majors and non-majors. University Chorale typically includes only music majors. All MSU ensembles (except Chamber Choir) are available for one credit, which may fulfill degree requirements (depending on the degree).

Audition information for each ensemble is listed below:


University Chorale

University Chorale will not be holding auditions for spring semester..

MUS 127: University Chorale; MTWTh, 1:50 – 2:40 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 45 members; highly selective; mostly graduates and upper level undergraduates. Traditional choral repertoire; several performances on-and off-campus each semester. David Rayl, conductor.


State Singers

If you are interested in auditioning for State Singers, conducted by Dr. Reed, please email him at reedj@msu.edu.

MUS 126: State Singers; MTWTh, 12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 50 members; selective; mostly undergraduate music majors and non-majors. Traditional choral repertoire; two performances on-campus each semester; Jonathan Reed, conductor.


Women’s Chamber Ensemble

If you are interested in auditioning for Women’s Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Snow, please email her at slsnow@msu.edu

Please note that members of WCE who are vocal music majors must also sing in either Chorale or State Singers. WCE enrollment will be limited to 32 singers.

MUS 125:003: Women’s Chamber Ensemble; TTh, 4:10-5:30 p.m., Cook Recital Hall, Music Building; 32 members; selective. Choral repertoire for women’s voices, much of it composed within the past decade; several performances on- and off-campus each semester; Sandra Snow, conductor.


Men’s Glee Club

If interested please come to first rehearsal on January 8.

MUS 125:2; Men’s Glee Club; TTh, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 75 members. Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire; several on- and off-campus performances each semester; Jonathan Reed, conductor.  


Women’s Glee Club

If interested, please contact Connor Koppin at connor.koppin@gmail.com or come to the first rehearsals on January 7 or January 9.

MUS 125:002; Women’s Glee Club; MW, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 75 members. Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire; several on- and off-campus performances. Connor Koppin, conductor.


Choral Union

If interested please come to audition/interview and first rehearsal in Comm Arts #147 at 6:00 p.m. on September 5. Be prepared to sing the first verse of The Star-Spangled Banner with piano

MUS 124: Choral Union; W, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Comm Arts & Sciences Bldg. #147; 125 members; mostly adult members of the greater Lansing community; brief audition/interview required. Major choral-orchestral works; one or two performances on-campus each semester; David Rayl, conductor.


Campus Choir

If interested please contact Xiaosha Lin at linxiaos@msu.edu or come to first rehearsals on January 8 or January 10.

MUS 123; Campus Choir; TTh, 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.; Music Building 120; 50 members. Choral works from cultures around the world and from all stylistic periods; one performance each semester; Xiaosha Lin, conductor.


Chamber Choir

If interested, please contact Coty Raven Morris at morri733@msu.edu

Participation only with permission of conductor.

 

Chamber Choir (non-credit): F, 12:40-1:50; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 25 members. Traditional chamber repertoire from all periods; one performance each semester; Alison Geesey, conductor.