The A-State Choirs welcome all students and community singers to join an ensemble because we believe in the power of life-long music making. We are committed to an inclusive environment and performing a wide range of repertoire with musical excellence. A-State has a long and distinguished history of preparing great choral directors and singers for careers in music.
The A-State Concert Choir has long been known in the southern United States for choral excellence. The A-State Choirs have been led by Mr. Alfred R. Skoog, Dr. Dale Miller, Mrs. Cherie Collins, and Dr. Ryan Sullivan. The A-State Choirs have performed at National ACDA conferences, at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as international tours in countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Ireland. A-State graduates have held state, regional, and national leadership positions in professional music organizations. We are proud of the impact that members of our choirs have made on their musical communities in Arkansas and throughout the country.
Chamber Singers (MUS 3371-014)
MW: 2:00-3:15 pm
Open to all students by audition. Select mixed choir of sixteen highly-independent singers. Several concerts are given per semester. May be taken for no credit (MUS 3370-014).
Concert Choir (MUS 1351-001)
MW: 10:00-10:50 am; TR: 9:30-10:50 am
A-State’s flagship choral ensemble. Open to all students by audition. Select mixed choir of 50 voices. Several concerts are given per semester, as well as local and national tours. May be taken for no credit (MUS 1350-001).
University Singers - Men's Choir (MUS 1361-001)
MWF: 12:00-12:50 pm
Open to all tenor/bass singers by audition. Two night rehearsals and two concerts required per semester. May be taken for no credit (MUS 1360-001).
University Singers - Women's Choir (MUS 1361-002)
Open to all treble voice singers by audition. Two night rehearsals and two concerts required per semester. May be taken for no credit (MUS 1360-002).
University Singers - Community Choir (MUS 3361-004)
Open to all A-State students and members of the community by audition appointment. One extra rehearsal and two concerts required per semester. May be taken for no credit (MUS 3360-004).
ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFORMATION
A-State students of every major are encouraged to audition for a choral ensemble. Choral auditions will be held August 19 & 20, 2019. In order to audition, complete the following steps:
Step 1: Complete an Audition Information Form online
Step 2: Schedule an audition on Dr. Sullivan’s office door (starting Aug. 14)
Step 3: Bring a prepared solo (art song preferred) and be ready to do some sight-singing and tonal memory exercises. An accompanist will be provided.
Special Audition Instructions
* Students wanting to audition for Concert Choir will need to prepare a brief excerpt, available outside the Choir Room on Friday, August 16.
** A second round of call-backs will be held for the Chamber Singers on Wednesday, August 21 from 2:00-2:50pm.
CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS for FALL 2020
All new singers to A-State who would like to be considered for a choral scholarship must audition on the designated dates or by appointment. Returning singers who are music majors will use their jury as their scholarship audition. Returning students who are non-music majors must schedule individual appointments with Dr. Sullivan. All singers should prepare one memorized solo in a classical style and will be asked to sight sing as a part of the audition. An accompanist will be provided. To reserve an audition time, complete this Audition Request Form at least three weeks prior to your desired audition date. Bring the Choral Scholarship Audition Application Form. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Ryan Sullivan (email@example.com).
Feb. 1, 2020 - 8:00 – 10:00am
Feb. 29, 2020 - 9:00 – 12:00pm, 1:00-4:00pm