School of Music


Choral Ensembles

WSU Concert Choir 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 pm) and perform approximately 3-5 times each semester. The ensemble tours annually in the spring. Lori Wiest, conductor.

University Singers a non-auditioned ensemble, although many singers choose to complete the choral auditions. This is a mixed choir of about 60+ singers who meet 3 times each week (MWF at 1:10-2:00 pm) and perform approximately 3 times each semester. Dean Luethi, conductor.

Madrigal Chamber Singers a select ensemble of 20 singers and meets twice a week (T, Th 12:00-1:15 pm). 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. Lori Wiest, conductor.

VoJazz a select ensemble of 8-16 singers and a rhythm section who perform jazz and meets twice a week (T, Th 3:10-5pm). The members of this ensemble learn about live sound production, solo singing, theory and improvisation. The group participates regularly in jazz festivals and maintains an active performance schedule both on and off campus. Dean Luethi, director.

Opera Workshop 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.

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