Welcome to a promising year in the CMU School of Music. I hope
you are looking forward to what I think will be a brilliant year of
CMU Chorus freshmen, sophomore voice majors, other Music
School students and all other CMU students will find the sign up
on the door of MM 124. Consideration for the CMU Singers will
be included in these auditions. Also, please recruit your non-voice
major friends who may be interested in auditioning for the CMU
Chorus this year (altos, tenors and basses, only please!)
The Festival Chorus, which includes the junior and senior voice
majors, will be singing the Faure´ Requiem in the Holiday
Concert. Auditions for the two solos will be announced later. The
Villa-Lobos Choros #10 with Maestro John Neschling is in
February and Famous Opera Choruses in April with the CMU
CMU Chorus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:50pm
CMU Singers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 5:50pm
CMU Festival Chorus Tuesday-Fridays from 3:30-5:50 as
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 the arrangements of Robert Page, and the live
soundtrack for the showing of the silent film, The Passion of Joan
of Arc. Membership is by audition.
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
*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
*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 29th and 31st from 3:30-6:00 pm in MM 119.
Sign up sheets are posted outside the office, MM 124. The first
rehearsal of the CMU Chorus will be on Tuesday, September 5th.