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

We are welcoming new and returning singers into ALL choirs this fall and we have an exciting season planned for you. Join us! 

Auditions will be held Mon 9/19/22 and Wed 9/21/22 in the choir room (Fine Arts Building basement, Room 114). They're short and sweet - prepare only a short solo of your choice & arrive warmed up. This is the same universal voice audition you'll need if you're interested in voice lessons this quarter. If you are a returning singer, you do not need to audition.

Step 1: Sign up for an audition slot at

Step 2: Fill our the singer intake form before your audition time:

Step 3: Arrive warmed up & bring along a simple solo (a folksong, national anthem or happy birthday works just fine). Bring sheet music if you'd like piano accompaniment.

Email Dr. C with any questions:

If the available times won't work for you, feel free to ask for an alternative meeting time. We can't wait to meet you!

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Choral and Vocal Music

Dr. Leann Conley-Holcom

Director of Choral & Vocal Activities

(206) 296-5371

Dr. Lee Peterson

Assistant Director of Choral Music

Department Contact

Kevin Maifeld

Acting Chair, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership Director, Arts Leadership


Aly Bedford

Program Coordinator


Stefanie Fatooh

Director of Arts Programming