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UPCOMING EVENTS


Calling all students!

Are you interested in singing with our choirs? We offer a variety of exciting performing opportunities for both music majors and non-majors of a variety of skill levels.

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Concert Choir

 The SJSU Concert Choir is comprised of the finest singers at San José State University. Membership in the ensemble is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors by audition. 

Music Majors concentrating in voice must participate in Concert Choir as a major ensemble. Auditions are held before classes begin each semester. Please contact Dr. Brown or stop by MUS 262 (Choral Office) for more information.

Monday, Wednesday 12:00 - 1:50pm

SJSU Choraliers

The SJSU Choraliers is the most advanced chamber ensemble at the university and is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students. Membership is open to all SJSU students through a rigorous audition. The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire at the highest level of the choral art. The Choraliers perform nationally and internationally as well as within California and the SJSU community.

Auditions are held each Fall before classes begin. Please contact Dr. Benson or stop by MUS 262 (Choral Office) for more information.

Tuesday, Thursday 1:30 - 3:20pm

Spartan Glee Club

Spartan Glee Club is a non-auditioned ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate students (tenors and basses). Membership is open to all SJSU students, regardless of major. The choir performs a wide variety of music and allows students to learn and perform an array of repertoire written for lower voices (tenor and bass).

Please contact  Dr. Benson  or stop by MUS 262 (Choral Office) for more information.

Monday, Wednesday 2:00-2:50pm

Treble Choir

The Treble Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate students (sopranos and altos). Membership is open to all SJSU students, regardless of major. The choir performs a wide variety of music and allows students to learn and perform an array of repertoire written for treble voices.

Contact Dr. Brown in the Choral Office (MUS 262) for more information. 

Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 - 4:20pm

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

 The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned jazz choir comprised of undergraduate and graduate students. Membership is open to all SJSU students, regardless of major. 

Contact Jazz Instructor Nick Roberto or Dr. Benson in the Choral Office (MUS 262) for more information. 

Opera Theater

Directed by Professor Sandra Bengochea, the Opera Theater program provides training in performance and interpretation techniques, stage movement, and other related subjects necessary for a career in performance or teaching. A major scenes program is performed at the end of each semester and is accompanied by piano. Fully staged operas with orchestra are performed every other year.

Contact Prof. Bengochea for audition information. Those students accepted into Opera Theater must register for both MUS 152 and and MUS 161.

Monday, Wednesday 2:00 - 3:50pm