Temple University Choirs
Fall 2016 Term
The Temple University choirs invite ALL Temple students to join one of our seven ensembles. Whether you're a seasoned chorister or a novice, we have a space for you.
Five of our seven choirs are offered for credit; the sixth, Singing Owls, is available either as a credited course or as a volunteer ensemble, and the seventh, Recital Chorus, is a volunteer ensemble. Of our five credited choirs, three (University Singers, Women's Chorus, and University Chorale) are open to all Temple University students. The other two credited choirs (Concert Choir and Graduate Conductors Chorus) are selected by audition. For detailed information about each of our seven choirs, please select the Ensembles link above.
Join us in Fall 2016!
Joining a Credited Choir Course
In order to join one of our five credited choir classes, please take the following steps:
- Register for MUSC 3300 - 001.
- Schedule a placement audition. During placement auditions, students are placed into one of the three MUSC 3300 sections (-001, -002, or -003; please select the Ensembles link above for additional information about each of these sections). Placement auditions will also serve as auditions for Concert Choir (MUSC 4300) and/or Graduate Conductors Chorus (MUSC 4310) for students who are interested in these two ensembles.
Auditions will last five minutes each and will consist of:
- A prepared 2-3 minute excerpt from a solo piece (aria or art song preferred; folk song, musical theater song, or patriotic song also possible) that best shows off your voice
- Brief vocalization to determine voice part
- Sight singing and tonal memory exercise
Placement auditions will take place at the following times:
Friday, August 26, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016 *
*Students who are interested in auditioning for Concert Choir and/or Graduate Conductors Chorus should select a time either on Friday or on Saturday. Monday auditions are only for students who are not auditioning for Concert Choir/ Graduate Conductors Chorus.
To sign up for a specific time and prepare for the audition, please follow this checklist:
- Complete the Choir Audition Sign-up Form in order to schedule an audition time
- Practice your solo piece
- Bring a copy of the piano part to your audition for our (excellent) pianist
Questions? Unavailable for the times above? Email Leslie Cochran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Joining Singing Owls
No audition is required in order to join Singing Owls. The first rehearsal will take place on the following date:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Presser Hall Rm 240 (Arronson Rehearsal Hall)
Temple University students have the option of enrolling in Singing Owls for credit. Members who are not enrolled for credit pay a per-semester fee of $25 and can register here.
Joining Recital Chorus
No audition is required in order to join Recital Chorus. The first rehearsal will take place on the following date:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Presser Hall Rm 204 (Klein Recital Hall)
Feel free to contact Leslie Cochran (email@example.com) with any questions.