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. For more information on auditions, and to sign up for an audition time, go to Join Our Choirs.

Spring Audition

Chorale does not generally accept auditions for Spring semester except in limited circumstances. Those include:

  • If you are a new vocal music major starting your music studies in the Spring semester, you are required to audition for your ensemble placement. Email Dr. Bronfman to schedule an audition.
  • Basses with significant choral experience may also audition for Chorale for spring semester. Email Dr. Bronfman to schedule an audition.

Registration Information

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

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