Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Upcoming Events

Choral Events 2014 - 2015

Choral Retreat September 12-14
Collage Concert October 5
ACDA Collegiate Honor Choir October 25
Cathedral Classics Concert December 7
Spring Choir Retreat January 2-4 
Concert Choir Tour February 21-March 2
Concert Choir Home Tour Concert March 7
Durufle Requiem w/ Orchestra April 17
Choral Ensemble Auditions/                        Voice Placement Hearing 
Auditions to be held from September 2-4
Sign-up for your audition on the Choir Board
Room 109 Alexander Building


Audition Procedure

Please arrive ten minutes early to fill out the audition form.

  •  Vocalizations/range check
  •  Sing a piece of your choosing with or without accompaniment. An accompanist is not provided, so please plan to sing a'cappella or bring a pianist. Your selection does not need to be memorized but should demonstrate your best vocal quality.
  •  Tonal Memory (I'll play a few pitches on piano, you sing them back)
  •  Sight Singing (All levels accepted)


Festivals/Workshops/ Master classes open to High School Students:
  • Vocal Arts Festival 2014 October 25
  • Young Conductor's Symposium                  November 7
  • Invitational Choral Festival February 7







Chamber Choir

Dr. Brandon Johnson, Director of Choral Activities

The repertoire of this ensemble is comprehensive, encompassing literature from the great choral masters of the Renaissance to the present. Folk songs and secular works are blended with both Christian and Hebraic sacred styles, complemented by works from the twentieth century and the music of Broadway.

The Chamber Choir has had many honors, including two performances at the Midwest Music Educators Conference, two highly successful tours of the southern United States, a three-week tour of Mexico that included performances with the Mexican National Symphony, a west coast tour of North America, and most recently, an extensive three-week tour of Europe. The ensemble has also had the unique opportunity to work with noted American composers Samuel Adler, John Corigliano, Mark Wilberg, Anthony Iannaccone, Stephen Paulus and Libby Larsen. This choir is open by audition to any student, regardless of major.

Rehearsals: Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-3:00 p.m., Room 109, Alexander Music Building


University Choir

Dr. Brandon Johnson, Director of Choral Activities

The University Choir, a group of 60-80 musicians, performs major choral works of all periods (cantatas, oratorios, masses) and other works a cappella and with piano, orchestral or instrumental accompaniment. The choir is open by audition to any student, regardless of major. Two or more major performances are presented in the fall and winter terms.

Rehearsals: Mon.-Thurs. 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room 109, Alexander Music Building

The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources