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Our Choirs

Each of our choirs is open to ALL students, regardless of their major. Placement is by audition for Chorale, Women's Glee Club, Men's Glee Club and University Chorus.

There is NO audition requirement to participate in Gospel and Spiritual Choir.

JOIN US! We are excited to make music together again! Rehearsals and performances are subject to change as health and safety guidelines evolve throughout the academic year.


Auditions for Spring 2022

Auditions for new members will vary for each choir. 

Chorale

To audition for Chorale for Spring semester, contact Professor Robert Bode.


Women's Glee Club

To audition for Women's Glee Club for Spring semester, contact Professor Jordan Saul.


Men's Glee Club

AUDITION DAYS

January 1012, by appointment. Contact Dr. Robert J. Ward to schedule an appointment. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be prepared to perform:

  • Scales and short melodies — to test range and demonstrate voice quality
  • An unaccompanied melodyCarmen Ohio (words provided)
  • Melodic retention exercise — sing back short melodic patterns
  • Rhythmic exercise — clap or sing rhythmic patterns in common meters
  • Sight reading — both rhythms and pitches

University Chorus

AUDITION DAYS

January 1012, by appointment. Contact Dr. Robert J. Ward to schedule an appointment. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be prepared to perform:

  • Scales and short melodies — to test range and demonstrate voice quality
  • An unaccompanied melodyCarmen Ohio (words provided)
  • Melodic retention exercise — sing back short melodic patterns
  • Rhythmic exercise — clap or sing rhythmic patterns in common meters
  • Sight reading — both rhythms and pitches

Gospel and Spiritual Choir

Conductor, Milton Vaughn Ruffin

Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned group for students of all majors who enjoy or are curious about singing gospel music. Singers develop skills within the framework of a strong aural tradition and explore techniques of improvisation as well. The group rehearses a wide variety of gospel literature and performs for the Columbus community at least once per semester. Course details and more are posted on the Jazz Ensembles page via the following link:

Gospel and Spiritual Choir information


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