Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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57-419 Chorus

The CMU Chorus is a SATB group of all freshman and sophomore voice majors, other music majors, and University students from other schools on campus. The Chorus performs two concerts with the CMU Philharmonic as the Festival Chorus, which includes junior and senior voice majors: the Holiday concert and the Winter Oratorio concert with a prominent guest conductor. The Chorus also performs a spring concert. Recently, they performed a concert of Spirituals and Famous Opera Choruses, the live soundtrack for the showing of the silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc and Orff’s Carmina Burana Africana. Membership is by audition.

57-422 Singers

The CMU Singers is a specialized group of 12-16 singers, who are also members of the CMU Chorus, who perform music written especially for a small vocal ensemble. These students must demonstrate an advanced level of vocal ability and musicianship to handle the most challenging of vocal repertory suitable for young singers. Membership will be determined by the CMU Chorus audition or by special invitaion.
*Freshman Voice majors will sing a piece of their choice. It is recommended that you choose one of the auditions pieces used to enter the voice department at CMU.

*Sophomore Voice majors will sing a piece from their most recent voice jury.

*Music majors and non-music students will prepare a song of their choice with a fully realized piano accompaniment.

*All students will be required to sight-read. Vocalization may also be required. Please dress appropriately.

Auditions for the CMU Choruses will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, August 27th and 29th from 4:00-5:20 pm in MM 119. Sign up sheets are posted outside the office, MM 124. The first rehearsal of the CMU Chorus will be on the second Tuesday of the semester.

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