Choral Music

The SSU Choral Program, under the direction of Jenny Bent, maintains a very busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, tours, and retreats.  Singers share the experience of performing beloved and notable choral works, while acquiring significant technique and scholarship that will help prepare them for professional careers in music.

Contact:  Dr. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities,



How do I join the SSU Choral Ensembles?

Singers can sign up for an audition time at the following link:

Simply click on the circle that contains the date you wish to audition. Then click on one of the available times.


Please contact Dr. Jenny Bent at, or by office phone at 707-664-3925) if you have any questions or need assistance.


Wednesday, August 24th: 12pm-1pm (GMC Schroeder Hall)

Thursday, August 25th: 10am-1pm; 2:30-4:00pm (GMC 1047)

Friday, August 26th: 11am-1pm; 2:30-4:00 (GMC 1047)

Monday, August 29: 12pm-1pm; 6:30pm-9:30pm (GMC Schroeder Hall)


What should I prepare for the audition?

Singers are asked to bring one prepared piece of his or her choosing or may choose one of the three pieces available outside Dr. Bent’s door (GMC 2071). The piece should demonstrate the singer’s tone, ability to match pitch, range, and intonation. A pianist will be provided, however, printed sheet music is not required.


When is the first rehearsal?

The first Symphonic Chorus rehearsal will be held Monday, September 12th in GMC Schroeder Hall.

The first Chamber Singers rehearsal will be held Wednesday, August 31st in GMC Schroeder Hall.


Results will be posted by Wednesday, August 31st here:

SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers