Southeast Missouri State University

The University Choir is made up of talented music majors and non-music majors and serves as the premiere choral ensemble at Southeast Missouri State University. The U Choir performs noteworthy choral repertoire from throughout the Western Music canon, with emphasis on unaccompanied works, recently composed works, and major works each semester performed with the Choral Union and Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.

The University Choir was selected, by audition, to perform in a Master Class in the spring of 2014 at the St. Louis Cathedral with the “premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” - Cantus. In the spring of 2013, the U Choir performed the Robert Ray Gospel Mass with the composer conducting the performance at Southeast’s River Campus.

Rehearsal times are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 - 2:20pm in the new choral rehearsal room at the River Campus Center (RCC 120).

Music Majors concentrating in voice must participate in the University Choir as a major ensemble.

Auditions for the University Choir take place at the beginning of the fall semester. Should any opening occur, a spring semester audition may be scheduled.

Auditions Include:

  1. A prepared piece of your choosing (an accompanist will be provided)
  2. Vocalizing to check your range
  3. Sight Reading
  4. Tonal Memory

For more information, contact:

Dr. Peter J. Durow
Director of Choral Activities
Department of Music
River Campus Center 259A
(573) 651-2342
E-mail: pdurow@semo.edu

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