Seattle University Choirs

Hoping to sing at SU in 2020-2021? 

We have a weekly Vocal Technique & Performance class, private voice lessons, and three choirs to choose from.

Scholarship funds are available for singers and students are encouraged to participate regardless of their major. 

Auditions are required for University Singers, University Chorale, and private lessons (students may simply register for University Singers and/or Vocal Technique & Performance.)
Auditions for Fall 2020 will be held virtually on Zoom, via appointment. Email Dr. Conley-Holcom to arrange a time.

Do you love to sing? There is a place for your in our music program! 

The Seattle University Choral/Vocal Program offers a wide range of musical opportunities, including choral ensembles, private voice lessons, and courses in vocal technique and conducting. Students are strongly encouraged to participate regardless of their major, and scholarships are available.

Seattle University Choirs maintain an active performance schedule on campus and off, including performances at major University events (Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Mass, Commencement), charity fundraiser performances, and twice-yearly concerts at St. Joseph Parish, Seattle's beautiful Jesuit cathedral. We seek passionate singers in our ensembles and hope you'll join us!

Auditions for all choirs and voice studios are held at the end of spring quarter (for current students joining the following year) and the first week of fall quarter. For Fall 2020, auditions will be held virtually on Zoom, via appointment. To learn more about the choral/vocal program at SU or to schedule an audition/voice placement, contact Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, by email at or by phone at 206-296-5371.

Auditions require very little preparation and take approximately ten minutes. We ask that you arrive warmed up, bring a solo of your choice (a pianist will be available but accompaniment is optional; something simple such as My Country 'Tis of Thee or Amazing Grace is sufficient), be prepared to vocalize your full range, and go through a brief musicianship/sight-reading check. Think of it as a miniature voice lesson.

2019-2020 Choral/Vocal Program Course Offerings

University Chorale - MUSC-1300/MUSC-3300 (auditioned SATB choir)  

  • Meets M/W/F 12:30- 1:55pm

Chamber Singers - MUSC-1310 / MUSC- 3310 (auditioned SATB choir)

  • Meets M/W 3:40- 5:15pm

University Singers - MUSC 2910-02 (unauditioned SATB choir, open to students/alumni/staff/faculty/community members) 

  • Meets Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Vocal Technique & Performance - MUSC 2910-03 (unaditioned group voice class focusing on healthy technique and development of solo performance skills) 

  • Meets Fridays 10:55am- 12:20pm

Conducting (introductory course available to both choral and instrumental conductors) - offered one quarter per year 

  • Meets Mondays 2:05- 3:30pm 


Contact Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, by email or by phone at 206-296-5371.


Rosa Joshi, MFA
Department Chair

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator

Em Olson
Operations Manager