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PERFORMING GROUPS

Choral Performance

Choral Ensembles

 

Open to all majors, the principal choral ensembles in the School of Music and Dance are the SDSU Chamber Choir, Aztec Concert Choir, and University Chorus. The University Chorus DOES NOT require an audition.

 

SDSU Chamber Choir

“Chamber Singers” MUSIC 186/386/586; MF 2-2:50pm and T/Th 2-3:15pm; 1 Unit credit

Open to all students regardless of major

SDSU Chamber Choir performs 6-8 concerts annually, and is the premiere choral ensemble on campus. Performing literature from a vast spectrum of languages, styles, and time periods, this ensemble frequently commissions new works and hosts celebrated guest artists as clinicians and conductors. Chamber Choir alumni are currently singing with professional and semi-professional companies in the region including the Bach Collegium San Diego, San Diego Master Chorale, San Diego Pro Arte Voices, La Jolla Symphony Chorus & Orchestra. The ensemble tours both nationally and internationally, and performs at regional conferences curated by CMEA, and ACDA. Please contact Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Arian Khaefi, with questions.

Click HERE to sign up for an audition

 

Aztec Concert Choir

“Concert Choir” MUSIC 185/385/585; MWF 1-1:50; 1 Unit credit

Open to all students regardless of major

The Aztec Concert Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire and prepares major works or special projects, usually with the SDSU Symphony Orchestra. Previous performances include Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Fauré‘s Requiem, the California premiere of To Be Certain of the Dawn by Stephen Paulus and the chorus in SDSU’s concert version of Les Miserábles in collaboration with the SDSU Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Department. ACC performed Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst with handbells and percussion with the SDSU Dance department, and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in celebration of the School of Music and Dance’s 75th Anniversary. ACC is a good choice for students who wish to gain performing experience and knowledge in music reading and musicianship skills, and who also wish to develop an identity within the SDSU community as a whole. Please contact Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Arian Khaefi, with questions.

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University Chorus

MUSIC 170/370/570; T/TH 5:30-6:45; 1 Unit credit

Open to all students regardless of major, faculty, and staff. No audition required

University Chorus provides students the opportunity to make friends singing in a comfortable social setting while learning valuable ensemble skills including reading music, working with a conductor, and singing in a particular voice range. Community members can register via Open University and 2-year College students can register via Cross-Enrollment. UC performs its own repertoire and/or collaborates with ACC and CC for major choral-orchestral works or other projects such as the SDSU Downtown Concert. Please contact Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Arian Khaefi, with questions.