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, bentje@sonoma.edu

 

Auditions

How do I join the SSU Choral Ensembles?

Singers can sign up for an audition time at the following link:
https://calendly.com/jennyebent/chorus-auditions/01-11-2017

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

bentje@sonoma.edu, or by office phone at 707-664-3925) if you have any questions or need assistance.

 

AUDITION DAYS AND TIME FOR SPRING 2017

Monday, January 23 12pm-1pm; 7pm-9:40pm (Schroeder Hall)
Tuesday, January 24 10am-12pm (GMC 1047)
Wednesday, January 25 12pm-1pm (Schroeder Hall)
Thursday, January 26 2:30pm-3:30pm (GMC 1047)

 

* Note for Applied Voice Majors: Your Vocal Repertory audition will count as your choir audition. An additional audition may be requested for those being considered for Chamber Singers.

 

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, January 30th in Schroeder Hall at 7pm.

The first Chamber Singers rehearsal will be held Monday, January 30th in Schroeder Hall at 12pm.

 

Results will be posted by Friday, January 27th here:

SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers