School of Music

Performance Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

WSU Concert Choir (MUS 431/531) 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 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. Lori Wiest, conductor.

Madrigal Chamber Singers (MUS 433/533) a select ensemble of 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, Th 12:00 noon-1:15 p.m.), 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.

Opera Workshop (MUS 428/528) 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.

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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