Choirs & Opera Auditions


Webster choirs in performance at Christ Church Cathedral.Choral Ensembles

Concert Choir and Women's Chorus auditions for Fall 2013 will take place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside of Dr. Patterson's studio (Thompson House 210) by Monday, August 19.

Students are not asked to sing a prepared solo. The five-minute audition will consist of an assessment of each student's natural vocal quality, ability to match pitch, range, aural awareness of melodic and harmonic patterns, ability to sight-sing, and finish with a brief interview.

Choirs are open to all! We encourage non-music majors (particularly those with prior choral experience) to participate in the Women's Chorus or Concert Choir.  For more information, email Dr. Trent Patterson.

2014 alumna Emma Sorenson, as Orfeo.Opera Studio

Webster Opera Studio is an auditioned ensemble that performs opera and operetta literature from the 16th century through the present.  Performances are in January and April.  A noted guest director and conductor will stage and conduct the January performance, which is fully staged and costumed, with orchestra.  You do not have to be a voice major to participate in Opera Studio.  All students in any degree program are invited to audition on Tuesday, August 27, in the Community Music School Concert Hall from 1-6 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be posted on August 23, on the opera bulletin board (2nd floor of Thomspon Music Building).

Rehearsals are held primarily on Tuesdays from 3-6, with different casts meeting each hour. If you have any questions or have a class conflict on Tuesdays, contact Alice Nelson