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About the Choirs

All interested WT students are encouraged to sing in a choir. You don’t have to be a music-major to get involved with the exciting choral events in the music department. With five distinctive ensembles performing a diversity of styles, there is truly something for everyone – even beginners. Collegiate Choir and Men’s Chorus are open-enrollment groups – all you have to do to join is register. Other ensembles require an audition.


Auditions

Auditions for WT Chorale and Chamber Singers are held at the beginning of each fall semester. Students must reserve an audition time by calling the music office 806-651-2840 after August 1. During the short audition, singers will vocalize and demonstrate
sight-reading and tonal memory skills to help the director determine which group will be most appropriate for them. Prepared
solos are not necessary. Those who wish to be considered for Sforzando should contact Dr. Kuhnert: 806-651-2856.

Collegiate Choir 

All singers welcome, no audition required
MWF, 11:30-12:20
MUEN 1042, 3042

This non-auditioned choir welcomes all WT students to participate regardless of major.  Previous musical experience is helpful, but not mandatory.  The choir performs a wide range of literature, from classics to contemporary spirituals and folksongs and combines annually with the WT Chorale, Amarillo Civic Chorus and Amarillo Symphony Orchestra to present major choral/orchestral works.

Men's Chorus

All singers welcome, no audition required
Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
MUEN 2160, Section 07

The newly formed WT Men’s Chorus is an open-enrollment ensemble. Students of all majors are invited to join. Faculty, staff and community members are also encouraged to participate. Previous musical experience is helpful, but not mandatory. The choir performs standards of the men’s chorus repertoire from all historical periods and takes part in the university’s seasonal choral concerts.

Chorale

For intermediate to advanced singers,
Audition required
MW, 1:30-2:20 and TTH, 12:45-2:20
MUEN 3041

This select choir is open to all WT students regardless of major.  It has a rigorous performance schedule and tours annually.  Repertoire is selected from a wide variety of historical periods and cultures.  Membership requires a full-year commitment.

 

Chamber Choir 

For advanced singers,
audition required
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 PM

A select ensemble of 12-16 auditioned singers, open to all WT students regardless of major.  Chamber Singers focuses primarily on music of the Renaissance period.  The choir combines annually with the Matilda Gaume Early Music Consort in furnishing entertainment for the Renaissance Holiday Feast.  The technical demands of this ensemble are challenging.  In 2010, this choir will traveled to England and France.  Membership requires a full-year commitment.

Sforzando

MUEN 2160

This small singing group serves the music department, the university, and the community by performing at special events, meetings, and conferences. Repertoire ranges from popular to light classical.  The group includes, but is not limited to, music majors.  All age levels and experiences are welcome. Entrance into the group is by audition.  Contact Dr. Kuhnert for more info: 806-651-2856.

 
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