Department of Music

Department of Music


For more information

Matthew Ferrell
maferrell@stcloudstate.edu

Class credit

Concert Choir meets from 12-12:50 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

This ensemble can be taken for course credit, MUSP 162/362; counts in LEP Goal Area 6; and is repeatable for credit.

Ensemble

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is the University's premiere large choral ensemble, committed to the exploration and performance of the finest choral repertoire from the 15th century to the present. One of five choral/vocal ensembles in the music program, the choir is a highly select, auditioned group of approximately seventy singers including music majors as well as students from various other academic disciplines on campus. All members of the choir recognize the important role of the arts in their personal and professional development.

Entrance Requirements

  • Concert Choir is open to any student on campus, regardless of major.  Although an audition is required for entrance, one does not need to major in music to participate in concert choir.  Simply register for MUSP 162 and follow the instructions for Choir Audition/Placement Hearing below.
Choir Auditions/Placement Hearings Fall 2017
To register for a Choir Placement Hearing follow these steps:
  1. Sign up for a Choir Placement Hearing Time
  2. Fill out the Student Information Form
It's recommended you register for a choral ensemble prior to your audition.

What is a Choir Placement Hearing?

  • Most importantly, it is a chance for the choir faculty to meet you!  We also will determine into which section (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) to place you.
  • You can expect your Choir Placement Hearing to include the following:
    • a quick voice range check
    • a short piece of music, such as "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" or "Happy Birthday"
    • a few listening and pitch matching exercises 
    • a simple sight-reading exercise

Ensemble highlights

  • Concert Choir participates in the Big Sing Festival, an annual event hosted by St. Cloud State's Music Department.
  • Our music groups have performed in global venues, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China.
  • Music ensembles have been recognized by invitations to perform for the American Choral Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference and in New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
  • Music ensembles tour the state and region every year.
  • The choir has performed at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, O'Shaughnesy Auditorium in St. Paul, and at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City.