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The Rowan University
Rowan University Concert Choir prepares singers for professional conducting, teaching, and singing careers. The choir boasts 52 members consisting primarily of vocal performance, education, and bachelor of arts majors, but also includes select non-music majors who possess superior musical skills. Concert Choir rehearses four times per week, Monday through Thursday from 1:45-2:35. The focus of this ensemble centers on artistic music making where vocal technique and sensitivity to rhetoric combine in strong community. The group is very active and passionate as ambassadors for choral music throughout the region.
Andrew Bowling, president
The Rowan University Statesmen Men's Chorus is made up of men from across campus and beyond. The choir consists primarily of Rowan University non-music majors, but also includes RU professors, and outstanding area high school students who have passed a successful audition. Statesmen rehearses each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:45-6:00 pm. The ensemble focuses on music fundamentals, music reading, and techniques to improve the singing voice. There is no requirement to join Statesmen, but all new members should register for a time to meet with the director through the "audition" link below prior to the first rehearsal of the semester. A willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic and fun musical ensemble at Rowan is required.
The Rowan Women's Chorus (or "WOCHO" [woh-koh]) is an ensemble focused on treble choir literature, healthy vocal production, music reading and a cohesive, friendly learning environment. WOCHO rehearses twice a week (TR 12:15-1:30) and is a non-auditioned group open to all female students, faculty and staff. The group performs each season in the beautiful Pfleeger Concert Hall or Boyd Recital Hall. There is no requirement for music reading to become a part of WOCHO, but only a willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic and fun group of Rowan women.
Do you like music? Do you like to sing? Are you looking for an Arts and Creative Experience General Education Class? The Choral Department has classes for you!
The choirs are one credit General Education courses. Three semesters of an ensemble will meet your ACE requirement.
You may sign up for Women's Choir (CRN 22910) or Statesmen Men's Choir (CRN 22911). Sing up for a placement audition with Dr. Thomas by clicking on the link below. It's a non-stressful opportunity to meet Dr. Thomas and be sure you're singing in the correct section before the semester begins.
Save the Date: Sixth Annual Young Mens Festival of Song ~ October 23, 2013
Sing with 300 Young Men!
Save the Date: Second Annual Young Womens Festival of Song ~ February 26, 2013
Current MM Students in Choral Conducting