Mark Lee, conductor
Thu 8:30 - 10:00 pm
15 sessions (Fall and Spring)
1.5 Credit: $1015 per semester
OFFERED FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
This course provides singers with the platform to explore diverse ensemble literature--choral music, opera & operetta choruses, musical theater, contemporary music, etc. The group size is limited (under 10 voices), and may be split into smaller quartets and trios, or combined for chamber chorus repertoire. Since singers are generally assigned their own, independent part, it is an excellent opportunity to develop increased independence, reliability and confidence--an ideal next step for the experienced choral singer or soloist.
Admission is by audition. Requirements include reliability, strong music reading skills, the ability to learn your part outside of class, stable voice quality across the range, and the ability to sing with both straight tone and vibrato. The ensemble performs on most SCE Voice Department Recitals and Concerts, so availability on those dates is required. See Voice Dept Schedule for dates.
Auditions will held on a rolling basis. Auditions held on a rolling basis. Please contact Mark Lee to schedule a time. Singers will perform 2 short pieces, preferably in contrasting styles to demonstrate their range, musicianship and level of independence. They may also be asked to perform additional vocalises to assess specific vocal skills.