Choral

Choral

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, Emily Pence Brown and Richard Schnipke 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

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

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. Members receive one hour of academic credit per semester.


University Women's Chorus

Dr. Emily Pence Brown, director

Rehearsals: MWF 12:30–1:20 p.m.

University Women's Chorus Website

Each year 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

Richard Schnipke, director

Rehearsals: MW 2:30–3:20 p.m. and TR 2:30–3:50 p.m.

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

Collegiate Chorale Website

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

Richard Schnipke, director
Rehearsals: MWF 12:30–1:20 p.m.

University Men's Chorus Website

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.

 

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