Choral Ensembles Auditions 2018

Questions: email David Rayl, director of choral programs 

January 2018 Audition Information for Choral Ensembles
All MSU ensembles include music majors and non-majors. University Chorale typically includes only music majors. All MSU ensembles (except Chamber Choir) are available for one credit, which may fulfill degree requirements (depending on the degree).

University Chorale
Only members of State Singers are able to audition for University Chorale for Spring Semester. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Rayl at rayld@msu.edu

State Singers
If you are interested in auditioning for State Singers, conducted by Dr. Reed, please attend the first rehearsal on Monday, January 8 at 12:40 pm in Music Practice Building #103.

Women’s Chamber Ensemble
If you are interested in auditioning for Women’s Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Snow, please attend the first rehearsal on Tuesday, January 9 at 4:10 pm in Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building.

Other Choirs
If you are interested in Campus Choir, Women’s Glee Club, Men’s Glee Club, Choral Union, or Chamber Choir, you should attend the first rehearsal

  • Monday, January 8, 4:10 pm for Women’s Glee, 103 Music Practice Building
  • Tuesday, January 9, 3:00 pm for Campus Choir, 120 Music Building
  • Tuesday, January 9, 4:10 pm for Men’s Glee, 103 Music Practice Building
  • Wednesday, January 10, 6 pm for Choral Union, 145 Communication Arts & Sciences Bldg (Please be prepared to sing verse 1 of The Star Spangled Banner or the folksong of your choice)

Please see below for descriptions of each MSU choral ensemble.

MSU Choral Ensembles

MUS 127; University Chorale; MTWTh, 1:50 – 2:40 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 45-50 members; highly selective; mostly graduates and upper level undergraduates; audition required (please see above for specific information). Traditional choral repertoire; several performances on-and off-campus each semester; Rayl. 

MUS 126; State Singers; MTWTh, 12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 50-60 members; selective; mostly undergraduate music majors; audition required (please see above for specific information). Traditional choral repertoire; two performances on-campus each semester; Reed.

MUS 125:3; Women’s Chamber Ensemble; TTh, 4:10-5:30 p.m., Cook Recital Hall, Music Building; 32 members; selective; audition required (please see above for specific information). Choral repertoire for women’s voices, much of it composed within the past decade; several performances on- and off-campus each semester; Snow.

MUS 125:2; Men’s Glee Club; TTh, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 100 members. Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire; several on- and off-campus performances each semester; Reed. If interested please come to first rehearsal on August 31.

MUS 125:1; Women’s Glee Club; MW, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 120 members. Rehearsal and performance of a broad range of choral repertoire; several on- and off-campus performances each semester; Sengin. If interested, please contact Jennifer Sengin at senginje@msu.edu or come to the first rehearsal on August 30.

MUS 124; Choral Union; W, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Comm Arts & Sciences Bldg. #147; 125 members; mostly adult members of the greater Lansing community; brief audition/interview required. If interested, please come at 6:00 p.m. on September 7. Major choral-orchestral works; one or two performances on-campus each semester; Rayl. If interested please contact David Rayl at rayld@msu.edu or come to audition/interview and first rehearsal in Comm Arts #147 at 6:00 p.m. on September 6.

MUS 123; Campus Choir; TTh, 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.; Music Building 120; 50 members. Choral works from cultures around the world and from all stylistic periods; one performance each semester; Voorhees-Hall. If interested please contact Amy Voorhees-Hall at voorhe21@msu.edu or come to first rehearsal on August 31.

Chamber Choir (non-credit): F, 12:40-1:50; Music Practice Bldg. #103; 25 members. Traditional chamber repertoire from all periods; one performance each semester; Coles. If interested, please contact Chelsea Berner at berner.chelseaann@gmail.com