Meistersingers is Boise State University’s premier choral ensemble and represents the finest in choral excellence at Boise State. Membership is open to all interested Boise State 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 Boise State Holiday Concert. Auditions for the Meistersingers are held at the beginning of each academic year.
Sing Joyfully: William Byrd
Si ch’io vorrei morire: Claudio Monteverdi
The Coolin: Samuel Barber
Deep River: arr. R. Clausen
Vox Angelis is designed for treble-voice singers who are interested in performing a wide repertoire of music composed for treble voices. They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the early afternoon. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Previous singing experience and the ability to read music is highly recommended.
The Boise State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a group of select singers accompanied by piano, bass, guitar, and drums. They meet once a week to study and perform America’s original musical art form; jazz. For more than 20 years, the group has performed musical styles ranging from Latin beats to swing, from sensitive ballads to the blues.
The ensemble is a recognized club of the Associated Students of Boise State and each year they sponsor and produce the Boise State Vocal Jazz Festival, which provides educational and musical experiences for up to 30 junior high and high school jazz choirs from Idaho and the surrounding states.
The Boise State Vocal Jazz ensemble has performed at the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree and was selected as one of the outstanding college choirs at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
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.
In semesters in which there is not a full production, students in the class perform in opera excerpts in order to practice and develop the set of skills required on the operatic stage.
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. Opera Theatre students who are members of the Resident Company may receive Opera Theatre course credit for participation in Opera Idaho productions.