• Choral Opportunities

    UC Concert Choir

    The Concert Choir is a select singing organization on campus. Membership is open to all UC students by audition. The Choir performs a wide variety of choral literature, with two to three performances each semester, and a performance tour at the end of the spring semester. Rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. Participation is free, and the required outfits for members are provided by the University. In addition, costs for the annual tour are covered. Members of the Concert Choir earn one credit per semester for participating.

     

    Mission Statement

    It is the mission of the University of Charleston Concert Choir and University Singers to offer members performing, scholarship, and community involvement opportunities; to enhance the lives of audience members by performing a wide variety of repertoire in a superlative fashion; and to participate fully as a member of the University of Charleston community.

    University Singers

    The University Singers is the most select singing organization on the University of Charleston campus. The members of the Singers are drawn from the UC Concert Choir; therefore, University Singers members must sing in both the Concert Choir and the University Singers. Rehearsals for the University Singers are on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:00 PM until 2:50. The University Singers perform music that includes classical, jazz, show tunes, and popular music. They have several performances a semester and are often asked by university organizations to participate as entertainment at their functions. There is no fee for participating in the University Singers and outfits for the members are provided by the university. Membership in the University Singers is open to all members of the Concert Choir by audition. University Singers members earn one credit for participation per semester.

    Music Scholarships

    Although there is no music major at UC, the University of Charleston offers various levels of scholarship based on ability and participation in our ensembles. Providing such opportunities, while enhancing your many talents, is yet another way UC meets the mission of educating each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement.

    Scholarship Auditions

    Students wishing to audition for a music scholarship will be asked to:

    1. Perform simple warmup style vocalizations to determine the range and beauty of their voice, and ability to sing in tune
    2. Echo rhythms that are clapped
    3. Echo short melodies on a neutral syllable
    4. Perform a prepared song
    5. Take part in a discussion about the UC choral program
  • Music Talent Scholarship Audition Form

    All items are required.
    First Name
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    Address
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    Zip Code
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    Phone
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    Intended Major
    Vocal Part
    Years in Choir