Chorale

CHORALE - MWF, 1:00-1:50; TR, 12:30-1:50
Dr. Joshua Bronfman

Chorale, the premiere choral ensemble at Sam Houston State University, consists of the top singers and musicians from across the campus. The choir explores a wide variety of repertoire including Renaissance motets, Baroque gems such as Schütz's Musikalische Exequien, works by Romantic masters such as Brahms and Bruckner, and contemporary compositions from America and Scandinavia. This nationally recognized ensemble performed as an honor choir at the Southwestern American Choral Director's Association Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas in March 2014. Additional recent convention invitations include performances at the American Choral Directors Association (2007), the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (2010), and the Texas Music Educators Association (2010). A recent tour to Italy (2007) was received with rave reviews. Chorale singers are primarily upper-classmen who are pursuing a degree in music, and a handful of non-music majors.

Chorale Auditions

To audition for Chorale, you should prepare a solo song in the classical tradition (no pop, musical theater, etc.), with accompaniment. One of your pieces from your audition for admittance into Sam Houston should suffice, or if you are a non-music major, something you sang at solo contest. Bring one copy of your music for your accompanist. An accompanist will be provided. You will also be asked to sight read and perhaps check your range and ear.

Callbacks

Candidates for Chorale will be required to attend callbacks (unless you are a non-music or instrumental music major who selected a specific ensemble). There will be small group callbacks during normal choir times on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week of classes both by section and in small mixed groups. There will also be one-on-one callbacks where you will meet individually with Dr. Bronfman. For the small group callback, you may be asked to prepare some additional musical materials in a short amount of time. Callback lists and individual meeting sign up sheets will be posted Tuesday afternoon.

Audition Results

Audition results will be posted Friday afternoon, with first rehearsals for all groups on Monday, 8/28. If you do not make it into chorale, you will be placed in another choir if you are a music major. Non-music majors may be invited to join one of the other choirs. Be aware that depending on which group you make it into, you may need to change your class schedule.

To sign up for a Chorale Audition (or any other choir as well), click on this link and fill out the requested information.

Registration Information

Freshmen and Sophomore Music Majors, and all Non-Music Majors register for:
MUEN 1111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 01, #81685

Junior and Senior Music Majors register for
MUEN 3111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 01, #81741






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