The Seattle University Music Program is meeting virtually for now.

Nothing can replace the experience of in-person communal singing – that’s undeniable. But we pledge to stay creative, connected, and growth-minded during these unusual times, and we’re finding creative ways to continue to learn and make music together.

Reach out to Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom, Director of Choral & Vocal Activities, to find out more about how we’re learning, rehearsing and performing virtually.

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Auditions

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

How do virtual auditions work?

  1. Email to schedule an audition: conleyholcol@seattleu.edu
  2. You’ll receive a link to an information form; we ask that you fill this out prior to your appointment and come with an idea of what course(s) you might be interested in.
  3. You’ll receive a Zoom link prior to your audition time. We ask that you arrive warmed up, and plan to 'arrive' early for your slot and hang out in the waiting room.
  4. Auditions require very little preparation and take approximately ten minutes. Bring a solo of your choice (accompaniment is optional; something simple such as a folk song or Happy Birthday is sufficient), be prepared to vocalize your full range and complete an introductory musicianship exercise. Think of it as a miniature voice lesson. There’ll be time at the end to answer any questions you have.

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Recognizing merit, talent, and leadership

Choral and Vocal Music

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom

Director of Choral & Vocal Activities

(206) 296-5371

conleyholcol@seattleu.edu

Dr. Lee Peterson

Assistant Director of Choral Music

petersla@seattleu.edu

Department Contact

Rosie Sabaric

Program Coordinator

206-296-5360

sabaricr@seattleu.edu

Em Olson

Operations Manager

206-851-8766

olsonem@seattleu.edu

Rosa Joshi

Department Chair

206-296-5367

joshir@seattleu.edu