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Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts has earned a reputation as one of the country’s outstanding collegiate music programs. Undergraduate through doctoral degree programs prepare talented musicians for professional careers in performance, teaching, composition, and musical scholarship. Approximately 300 undergraduate and 150 graduate students have opportunities to learn and grow under the guidance of nearly 60 distinguished full-time faculty members. The College of Musical Arts is housed in the Moore Musical Arts Center, a facility featuring two performance halls, three rehearsal halls, over 70 practice rooms and state of the art electronic studios and labs.

Choral music education majors, voice performance majors, and students majoring in other disciplines sing in the five principal choral ensembles at BGSU that include two traditional SATB choruses, a large symphonic choir, and two gender-specific choruses. Choral faculty members Mark Munson, Sandra Stegman and Timothy Cloeter mentor undergraduate students as they prepare for careers as choral music educators and performers. Talented graduate students have the opportunity to earn masters degrees in choral conducting and choral music education at Bowling Green State University.

Bowling Green State University Choral Series


A Cappella Choir

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Mark Munson, director
Rehearsals: MWF 1:30–2:20 p.m.

Auditions are typically held in the end of August.

The A Cappella Choir is a select mixed ensemble consisting primarily of music majors and minors. Members study and perform the finest of sacred choral literature and secular vocal chamber music, and receive one hour of academic credit per semester.

Listen to the A Cappella Choir


University Choral Society

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Dr. Mark Munson, director
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Auditions are typically held during the first three days of the fall semester.

The University Choral Society is a large, auditioned symphonic chorus consisting of University students, faculty and staff members, and singers from the greater northwest Ohio community. Members regularly perform great choral/orchestral masterworks with the Toledo and Lima Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the Bowling Green Philharmonia. The chorus performs Handel’s Messiah with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra each year in December. Members receive one hour of academic credit per semester.


University Women's Chorus

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Dr. Sandra Frey Stegman, director
Rehearsals: MWF 12:30–1:20 p.m.

Each year 70 to 80 women from around the campus come together to form the University Women’s Chorus, an ensemble specializing in the vast choral repertoire composed for treble voices. The chorus performs both on and off campus, and has performed at several professional conferences. Members receive one hour of academic credit per semester.

Listen to the University Women's Chorus


Collegiate Chorale

Collegiate-Chorale

Timothy Cloeter, director
Rehearsals: MW 2:30–3:20 p.m. and TR 2:30–3:50 p.m.
Collegiate Chorale Web site

Auditions are typically held during the first three days of the fall semester.

The Collegiate Chorale is a highly select mixed choir whose members study and perform the finest of sacred choral literature and secular vocal chamber music. The ensemble consists of 30 to 40 singers, primarily upperclassmen and graduate students. The Collegiate Chorale has toured throughout the United States, in Canada and in Europe, and has performed at a number of professional choral and music education conferences. Members receive two hours of academic credit per semester.


University Men's Chorus

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Timothy Cloeter, director
Rehearsals: MWF 12:30–1:20 p.m.

Auditions are typically held within the first few days of the fall semester.

The always-popular University Men’s Chorus is an ensemble consisting of 70 to 80 men who enjoy singing and touring together. The membership represents a variety of majors from across campus and performs great literature composed for men’s voices. The ensemble has performed on many professional conference programs and has recorded several CDs. Members receive one hour of academic credit per semester.

www.bgsumenschorus.com


Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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Chris Buzzelli, director

The 12-voice Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) performs a variety of music in the vocal jazz tradition: solo and tight-harmony choral music in the style of groups such as The Manhattan Transfer or The Real Group. The ensemble, which includes a rhythm section made up of BGSU students, each year explores a wide variety of musical styles and genres from bebop to show tunes. The group has already enthusiastic response through its performances on campus and at off-campus sites such at the Manor House at Toledo’s Wildwood MetroPark.

 

NOTE: ALL STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY CHORUSES MUST ENROLL FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT. “AUDITING” IS NOT PERMITTED.