Seattle University Choirs

Hoping to sing at SU in 2019-2020? 

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. 

Voice assessments for Fall 2019 will be held Wednesday September 25 and Thursday September 26.

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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. 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 conleyholcol@seattleu.edu 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 6:00-7:30pm

Vocal Technique & Performance - MUSC 2910-03 (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) - Spring Quarter only

  • Meets Mondays 2:05- 3:30pm 

Questions? 

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

Contacts

Rosa Joshi, MFA
Department Chair
206.296.5367
joshir@seattleu.edu

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator
206.296.5360
sabaricr@seattleu.edu

Em Olson
Operations Manager
206.296.2340
olsonem@seattleu.edu