The choral program consists of four ensembles. All are open to both music majors and non-music majors by either a placement hearing or audition. The Heritage Gospel Choir, Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, and Chamber Choir each perform on two concerts per semester, and carry one academic credit each. Upper level sections of Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, and Chamber Choir are available to music majors of junior or senior status.
Choral Placement Hearings – Spring 2023
All new and returning students interested in singing in a UWO Choir must schedule a short (6-8 minute) placement hearing to determine voice range and section placement. The hearing will consist of vocal exercises to determine range qualities, aural skills, sight-reading, and a short part-holding exercise. You do not need to prepare a song or any audition materials.
To sign up for placement, please use the link found here. In addition, prior to your audition, please fill out the Singer Information Form found here.
We can’t wait to have you singing with us. For any questions, please reach out to Dr. Gravelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Gospel Choir – MUS 109
Through rehearsal and performance, students in the UWO Heritage Gospel Choir gain appreciation of Afro-American choral music and learn vocal techniques appropriate for singing historical and contemporary gospel traditions as well as more recent praise and worship styles. Group and personal musical expression is emphasized while studying repertoire from the genres of Afro-American spirituals, anthems, and hymns. The ability to read music is not required. Students with little or no formal musical training as well as those with advanced experiences are all welcome to enroll. Meets TuTh 4:10-5:30pm (room A/C N28).
For questions about Gospel Choir, please contact Dr. Alphonso Simpson at email@example.com.
Treble Choir – MUS 151/351
The UWO Treble Choir sings a variety of challenging choral music for treble choir. This soprano/alto choir is open to ANY student on the Oshkosh campus – no audition is required but placement hearings are scheduled at the beginning of each semester to determine vocal range and section assignments. Meets MWF 11:30am-12:30pm (room A/C N28).
Tenor/Bass Choir – MUS 112/312
The UWO Tenor/Bass Choir sings a variety of challenging choral music for tenor/bass choir. This group is open to ANY student on the Oshkosh campus – no audition is required but placement hearings are scheduled at the beginning of each semester to determine vocal range and section assignments. Meets MWF 1:50-2:50pm (room A/C N28).
Chamber Choir – MUS 133/333
The UWO Chamber Choir is the premiere choral ensemble at UWO. This SATB choir sings a wide range of challenging choral literature from all styles and historic periods. Placement in Chamber Choir is by audition which are held at the beginning of each semester. Strong music reading and part-holding skills are essential for membership. Meets M, T, W, Th 3:00-4:00pm (room A/C N28).
For more information contact Dr. Shannon Gravelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.