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Vocal Studies at Tarleton State University

Tarleton Choirs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Members of the University Singers, Chamber Choir, and Cross Timbers Civic Chorale perform with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 

For 'Area Choir Workshop' information and registration materials, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

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Performance Opportunities 

Tarleton offers many different opportunities to sing, including four outstanding ensembles, applied voice instruction with one of our excellent voice faculty members, or stage productions including Opera Workshop and our yearly musical theater show. Tarleton's various choral ensembles all are open to music majors and non-majors alike. To schedule an audition for any Tarleton choral ensemble, contact Dr. Robertson at 254.968.9240 or robertson@tarleton.edu.

University Singers

Tuesdays - 7:00-9:00pm - Choir Hall 

The University Singers perform masterworks of choral repertoire each fall and spring. This year's performances include the Gloria settings of Vivaldi and Poulenc (November 23, 7:30pm, FAC Auditorium), W.A. Mozart's Requiem Mass, and selections by John Tavener (both April 5, 7:30pm, FAC Auditorium). We are proud once again to be able to welcome the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for our fall concert.

Select Women's Ensemble

M-W-F - 3:00-3:50pm - Choir Hall

The Select Women's Ensemble consists of experienced singers who wish to perform the best in choral repertoire for treble choir. Together they present four concerts each year, often collaborating with Tarleton's Chamber Choir and the Texan Gentlemen. The group's repertoire covers the spectrum of choral music, from favorite works of Mozart to beloved spirituals to innovative arrangements of folk music. 

The Texan Gentlemen

M-W-F - 4:00-4:50pm - Choir Hall

Tarleton's men's choir, founded by students, grants Texan men the opportunity to lift their voices in harmony. Barbershop, doo wop, Bach, and pop all find their way into the ensemble's concert repertoire. The group presents four concerts each year, and makes occasional appearances around Tarleton's campus. 

Chamber Choir

M-W-F - 1:00-1:50pm, and Th 3:00-3:50pm - Choir Hall

The Chamber Choir is Tarleton's premier choral ensemble. The group is tailored to students who want to experience the greater challenges of working together for excellence in the choral art. In addition to three concerts with the Select Women's Ensemble and Texan Gentlemen, Chamber Choir joins University Singers in Tarleton's semi-annual presentation of masterworks. The group is open to music majors and non-majors. Auditions for Chamber Choir are held in the week before classes each fall and spring.

Scholarship Audition Information

Students who wish to enroll as music majors may audition for admission and scholarships at any time.

Contact Dr. Troy Robertson, Director of Choirs:
254.968.9240 | robertson@tarleton.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What should I prepare for the audition?

The audition consists of one solo of your choosing, a brief interview with the voice faculty, and exercises to assess your musicianship. You may either sing with your accompanist, a CD, or our staff accompanist, Steve Chambers. We do not require selections in languages other than English, but ask that you sing a solo comparable to those found on the UIL Prescribed Music List (art songs or arias).

    2. When can I audition?

Auditions are conducted throughout the spring semester. Otherwise, we encourage students to audition on a weekday, if possible, so that they can see our ensembles rehearse and speak to all members of our voice faculty.

    3. How can I apply for scholarships and admission?

You may follow the links above or visit these pages:

    Admission: http://www.tarleton.edu/admissions/

    Scholarships: http://www.tarleton.edu/scholarships/index.html

49TH ANNUAL AREA CHOIR WORKSHOP - DECEMBER 29-30, 2014

The 49th Annual Area Choir Workshop will take place on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30. On-site registration will begin at 12pm on Monday in the FAC Theater and the workshop will conclude with a performance at 12pm on Tuesday in the same location. 

The Area Choir Workshop WILL include work on the 'small schools'repertoire.

For registration materials, schedule outline, parking, food, and lodging information, please click the link below. Email robertson@tarleton.edu with any questions or concerns. 

REGISTRATION FORM AND GENERAL INFORMATION