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Vocal Studies

AREA CHOIR WORKSHOP

The 53rd annual Area Choir Workshop will take place on December 27 - 28, 2018.  Please find our flyer and registration materials below.  Questions?  Please consult the registration material and then contact Dr. Troy Robertson, Director of Choirs:  robertson@tarleton.edu

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LET ALL MEN SING

Let All Men Sing is a choral clinic open to tenors and basses of all ages on February 1 - 2, 2019.  The clinic takes place in Tarleton's Fine Arts Center on Friday evening and all day Saturday, culminating in a concert at 6:30 PM.  The concert is free and open to the public - come sing with us and invite your friends!

This year's clinician is Dr. Andrew Minear, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama.  Registration materials and flyer are below.  Contact Dr. Troy Robertson, Tarleton Director of Choirs, with any questions:  robertson@tarleton.edu

LET ALL MEN SING FLYER
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Tarleton offers many different opportunities to sing, including four outstanding ensembles, applied voice instruction, or stage productions including Opera Workshop and our yearly musical theatre show. Tarleton's various choral ensembles are open to all, regardless of your major! To schedule an audition for any Tarleton choral ensemble, contact Dr. Troy Robertson.

Performance Opportunities

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir warming up outside of the Fine Arts Center.

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.

The choir meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-1:50 P.M. and on Thursday from 3:00-3:50 P.M. in Choir Hall.

Select Women's Ensemble

Select Women's Ensemble

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.

Meetings are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-3:50 P.M. in Choir Hall.

Texan Gentlemen

Texan Gentlemen

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.

Meetings are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-4:50 P.M. in Choir Hall.

University Singers

University Singers on stage performing.

The University Singers perform masterworks of choral repertoire each fall and spring. We are proud once again to be able to welcome the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for our fall concert.

Scheduled meetings will be held Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Audition Information

Students who wish to enroll as music majors may audition for admission and scholarships at any time. 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 U.I.L. Prescribed Music List (art songs or arias). Auditions are conducted throughout the spring semester.

For more information contact the Director of Choirs, Dr. Troy Robertson.

We encourage students to audition on a weekday, if possible, so that they may see our ensembles rehearse and speak to all members of our voice faculty.