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Choral Auditions/Placements

The Boise State University choral program invites all students interested in singing to join one of our many exciting choirs.

You can find information regarding Boise State’s ensembles and our choir placements below.

For more information, contact Dr. C. Michael Porter, Director of Choral Activities (208-426-1779)

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Choir Placement Information

  • Joining a choir is very simple! All students, regardless of major, are welcome to sing in any of the choirs at Boise State University.

  • Choir placements occur during the first week of classes. All interested students should sign up for a placement meeting with Dr. Porter. During this time, the student will sing something of their choosing (a hymn, folk song, or anything they are comfortable singing), sight read a short musical example, and will be tested on tonal memory.

  Choirs at Boise State

Meistersingers:
Meistersingers is Boise State University’s premier choral ensemble and represents the finest in choral performance at BSU. Membership is open to all interested BSU students with a passion for quality choral literature. This auditioned group performs music from all historical periods and various nationalities. In addition, the Meistersingers perform three to four times a year, including regional/national tours and at the annual BSU Holiday Concert. Meistersingers rehearses M-F, 3:00-3:55.

 

Vox Angelis:
Vox Angelis is Boise State’s select Women’s Ensemble and is open to all interested students. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Previous singing experience and the ability to read music is highly recommended. Vox Angelis rehearses M, W, F, 4:30-5:20.

 

University Singers:
University Singers is comprised of students from across the Boise State campus. This group is a perfect fit for students who want to continue singing while leading a busy academic life. University Singers rehearses T and Th 4:30-5:45.

 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble:
The Boise State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a group of select singers accompanied by piano, bass, guitar, and drums.  For more than 20 years, the group has performed musical styles ranging from Latin beats to swing, from sensitive ballads to the blues.

 

Opera Theatre:
Opera Theatre meets three times per week as listed in the Boise State Class Schedule.  Enrollment in this class is by audition only and/or instructor permission. Students must have substantial vocal training in order to meet the requirements for this course. The Opera Theatre program at Boise State works closely with the Boise State University Theatre Arts Department on all fully staged productions. The most recent collaboration was Thoroughly Modern Millie. Many voice students at Boise State are also members of the Opera Idaho Resident Company.  Open to student, vocational and professional singers, the Resident Company offers abundant opportunities for education and professional development

 

For more information, please visit: www.music.boisestate.edu/sing