Choir Placement Auditions
All students can participate in our choral ensembles regardless of major. Students from all over our campus sing with our choirs - and do so successfully throughout their time at CSUF! The choirs sing for prestigious events in Southern California and travel all over the world making fantastic music. Students in the choirs become very close, and often forge friendships they maintain for a lifetime.
We have four major choral ensembles at CSUF:
• Women's Choir (MUS406W)
• Men's Chorus (MUS406M)
• Concert Choir (MUS406B)
• University Singers (MUS406E)
All choirs are open to CSUF students regardless of major!
WOMEN'S CHOIR & MEN'S CHORUS
The WOMEN’S CHOIR and MEN’S CHORUS are open for registration without audition.
• The Women’s Choir rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:15pm.
• The Men’s Chorus rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:50pm
If you would like to participate in either, please feel free to sign-up!
UNIVERSITY SINGERS & CONCERT CHOIR
Membership in the UNIVERSITY SINGERS and CONCERT CHOIR (our mixed ensembles) will be open but is contingent upon two auditions: a solo audition and a callback audition.
• University Singers rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:50pm
• Concert Choir rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:20pm.
The SOLO AUDITION dates/times for returning singers and new non-music majors are:
• WEDNESDAY, August 22nd: 12:00pm-6:00pm
• FRIDAY, August 24th: 2:00pm-6:00pm
• MONDAY, August 27th: 2:30pm-4:20pm
New Music Majors will complete their choral audition during orientation day in the School of Music– Thursday, August 23, 2018.
New Majors DO NOT need to sign up for one of these auditions.
During your solo audition, Dr. Istad and Dr. Peterson will test your range, and then test your musicianship. We will ask you to sight-read rhythms as well as tonal exercises. (You are not required to sing a solo selection.) Singers that successfully pass the individual audition for either chorus will be invited to attend a callback audition for one or both of the mixed choirs.
CALLBACKS for UNIVERSITY SINGERS:
(mandatory to be considered for membership in University Singers):
• TUESDAY, August 28th: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
CALLBACKS for CONCERT CHOIR:
(mandatory to be considered for membership in Concert Choir):
• WEDNESDAY, August 29th: 2:30pm-4:20pm
ATTENTION RETURNING MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY SINGERS
Singers that have performed with the CSUF University Singers for more than one academic year DO NOT need to sign up for an individual audition.
However, you must attend the callbacks
THIS IS A MANDATORY CALLBACK WITH NO MAKE-UPS
Robert Istad, DMA
Director of Choral Studies
Phone: (657) 278-3459