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. 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 email@example.com 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.
University Chorale - MUSC-1300/MUSC-3300 (auditioned SATB choir)
Chamber Singers - MUSC-1310 / MUSC- 3310 (auditioned SATB choir)
University Singers - MUSC 2910-02 (unauditioned SATB choir, open to students/alumni/staff/faculty/community members)
Vocal Technique & Performance - MUSC 2910-03 (group voice class focusing on healthy technique and development of solo performance skills)
Conducting (introductory course available to both choral and instrumental conductors) - Spring Quarter only
Contact Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, by email or by phone at 206-296-5371.