Choral Music

The SSU Choral Program, under the direction of Jenny Bent, maintains a very busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, tours, and retreats.  Singers share the experience of performing beloved and notable choral works, while acquiring significant technique and scholarship that will help prepare them for professional careers in music.


Auditions

How do I join the SSU Choral Ensembles?

Students

I am a student.  When can I audition?

Tuesday, August 19th, 10am - 3:30pm (GMC 1048)
Thursday, August 21th, 10am - 3:30pm (GMC 1048)
Monday, August 25th, 6pm - 10pm (Weill Hall)

 

SSU students can sign up for an audition time on Dr. Bent’s office door (GMC 2071) or send an email to bentje@sonoma.edu to request a particular time.

Community Members

I am a community member.  When can I audition?

Community members who wish to sing can schedule an audition on one of the dates above. Community members can schedule an audition by emailing Dr. Bent (bentje@sonoma.edu) or calling her at 707-664-3925.

What should I prepare for the audition?

Singers are asked to bring one prepared piece of his or her choosing or may choose one of the three pieces available outside Dr. Bent’s door (GMC 2071). The piece should demonstrate the singer’s tone, ability to match pitch, range, and intonation. A pianist will be provided, however, printed sheet music is not required.

When is the first rehearsal?

The first rehearsal will take place on Monday, September 8th at 7pm in Weill Hall.

Results will be posted by August 27th here:

SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers