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If music is your passion...

Anyone can sing at Sam...you do not need to be a music major!

All of our choirs are open to anyone who is interested. Below are the audition requirements for both music majors and non-music or instrumental music majors. To sign up for an audition time, go here and register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daead22a1f58-shsu

Non-Music Majors or Instrumental Music Majors

We at Sam Houston believe that there is a place for both non-music majors and instrumental principle music majors to sing. Therefore, if you are interested in singing in a choir at SHSU, please do not hesitate to sign up for a hearing. Non-music majors and instrumental music majors may audition on “America: My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or similar song, although you may also use a prepared piece from the classical tradition (something from solo contest would be great if you did that). If you do use a prepared piece, bring one copy of your music for the accompanist. An accompanist will be provided. We will also assess your range and music reading ability.

Vocal Music Majors (voice is your main instrument)

As a vocal music major at Sam Houston State University, you will audition at the beginning of the fall semester for ensemble placement. The results of your audition, as determined by the Director of Choral Activities and in consultation with the voice and choral faculty, will determine your ensemble placement. You will be placed into the SHSU Chorale, Men's Choir, or Women’s Choir. It is the expectation that all vocal majors continuously strive to be admitted to the top choir.

Vocal Music majors must 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 returning or transfer student, something you worked on with your voice teacher previously. 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 you range and ear.

Choir Placement

Non-music and Instrumental music majors may elect to audition for specific choirs (as in, “I’m not really trying to get into Chorale, I just want to sing with Women’s Choir.”), however Vocal Music Principles must audition for all choirs with placement determined by the Director of Choral Activities.

Audition Results

Audition results will be posted Friday afternoon, with first rehearsals for all groups on Monday, 8/28. Be aware that depending on which group you make it into, you may need to change your class schedule.

Audition Dates

Auditions will occur on the following days for the 2017-2018 School Year:

  • Sunday 8/20 from 1:00p-6:00p
  • Monday 8/21 from 10:00a-4:00p
  • Tuesday 8/22 from 10:00a-4:00p

You will want to sign up for an audition time as soon as possible. Please arrive about 15 minutes early for your time so that you can fill out an Audition Information Form.

Rehearsal Times and Registration Information

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

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

 

Women’s Choir – MWF, 2:00-3:20. Professor Mike Ware

Freshmen and Sophomore Music Majors, and all Non-Music Majors register for:
MUEN 1111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 02, # 84239

Junior and Senior Music Majors register for
MUEN 3111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 02, #84391

 

Men's Choir – MWF, 2:00-3:20. Dr. Sandy Hinkley

Freshmen and Sophomore Music Majors, and all Non-Music Majors register for:
MUEN 1111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 03, # 84241

Junior and Senior Music Majors register for
MUEN 3111, “Mixed Chorus”, Section 03, #84392






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Phone: 936-294-1360

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