School of Music

Performance Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

WSU Concert Choir (MUS 431/531) is our premiere auditioned choral ensemble. This is a mixed choir of about 36-48 singers who meet 4 times each week (M-T-W-Th at 2:10-3:00 p.m.) and perform approximately 3-5 times each semester at numerous events on campus and tour each spring.  The ensemble performs music from all periods and styles of music from the traditional to the experimental.  In May of 2016, the ensemble will travel to South Korea for a performance tour. Lori Wiest, conductor.

University Singers (MUS 432) is 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 (M-W-F at 1:10-2:00 p.m.) and perform approximately 3 times each semester. Dean Luethi, conductor.

Madrigal Chamber Singers (MUS 433/533) is a select ensemble of 16-20 singers who perform in Renaissance costume and, traditionally perform music of the Renaissance and also other chamber music through musical history. The Madrigal Chamber Singers rehearse twice a week (T and Th 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m.) and 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. In May of 2016, the ensemble will travel with Concert Choir to South Korea for a performance tour. Lori Wiest, conductor.

Opera Workshop (MUS 428/528) is an auditioned organization that presents performances of opera and musical theatre, providing singers and actors with the opportunity to perform while developing singing, acting and stage movement skills. Auditions are held each semester for three annual productions, presenting a program of opera scenes and/or one act operas in the fall, alternating between full opera and musical theatre productions in the spring and a musical theatre production during the summer. Rehearsals are M, W from 3:10–5:00 p.m. in the fall and M, W from 3:10–6:00 p.m. in the spring. Julie Wieck, director.

Treble Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that meets twice a week (T, Th 3:10-4:00 p.m.). This ensemble performs repertoire for sopranos and altos of varying styles and genres on campus throughout the semester.

Tenor/Bass Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that meets twice a week (T, Th 4:10-5:00 p.m.). This ensemble performs music of varying styles/genres and performs on campus throughout the semester. The Tenor/Bass Choir is also the ensemble in residence for the annual WSU Young Men In Song Festival.

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