Seattle University Choirs are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. An audition/assessment is required for placement in all choral ensembles and private lessons. Auditions are held primarily during the first week of Fall Quarter each year, though new singers are accepted during the year based upon openings in our ensembles. If you are interested in joining a choir or beginning voice lessons mid-year, please reach out. We look forward to hearing you sing and finding a place for you in our music department!

We welcome new singers into the choirs in September and January

  • Auditions are required for University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and private voice lessons. 
  • Auditions not required for Vocal Technique & Performance, Conducting and University Singers.

Auditions consist of:

  • Singing a short section of a solo of your choice 
  • Vocalizing range
  • Short musicianship evaluation
  • Learn a new song: checking for retention, application of new ideas, willingness to learn and make mistakes

horizontal ruleScholarships are available to students, regardless of major, in recognition of outstanding merit/talent and in support of student leaders who participate in choir.


Recognizing merit, talent, and leadership

Choral and Vocal Music

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom

Director of Choral & Vocal Activities

(206) 296-5371

Susan Bloomfield

Pianist in Residence

Department Contact

Claire Garoutte

Interim Chair, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership


Aly Bedford

Program Coordinator


Stefanie Fatooh

Director of Arts Programming