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