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.

Contact:  Dr. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities,



How do I join the SSU Choral Ensembles?

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


I am a student.  When can I audition?

Monday, January 25 from 12pm-1pm and 7pm-10pm (Schroeder Hall)
Wednesday, January 27 from 12pm-1pm (Schroeder Hall)
Thursday, January 28 from 2:30-3:30 (GMC 1047)
Friday, January 29 from 12pm-3:30pm (GMC 1047)


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 ( 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 be held Monday, February 1 at 7pm in Schroeder Hall.


Results will be posted by Sunday, January 31st here:

SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers