OSU CHAMBER CHOIR
Dr. Steven Zielke, director
The Oregon State University Chamber Choir is the premier choral ensemble on campus. The mixed auditioned choir comprises approximately 40 students and performs innovative and ambitious choral repertoire from all periods and traditions, representing a diverse group of composers.
Traditionally, the OSU Chamber Choir performs each term and tours regionally or internationally every spring. Recent tours have included Europe, Hawaii, Canada, China and New York -- where Chamber Choir, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers performed in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In June of 2015 Chamber Choir returned to China to give concerts in Beijing, Chengdu and Zhengzhou. In 2017 the choir toured throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and in June 2018 the ensemble traveled throughout Europe, performing in Leipzig, Vienna and Prague. This summer, the Chamber Choir is again presenting concerts in Leipzig, Vienna, and Prague. In addition, the OSU Chamber Choir has performed at state, regional, and national conferences, including the National Association for Music Education national conference, the National Collegiate Choral Association, and three invited performances at the Northwest region of the American Choral Directors Conference. The choir joins OSU’s Bella Voce, the Corvallis Repertory Singers and the OSU Wind Ensemble on the recording of David Maslanka’s “Mass”. You can listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1B2egecXmH2Olyq5SBdQRr?si=jLC9TL6RRPO7qJL...
Membership by audition. Full-year commitment is expected. Exceptions may be made for returning members planning off-campus internships and international study abroad programs.
MUS 140 | MUS 340 | MUS 540 Rehearsals: MWF 12:00-1:50 | Sign up for auditions
Dr. Sandra Babb, director
Bella Voce is the premier SSAA choir at Oregon State University, made up of undergraduate students studying a variety of degree programs at OSU. Primary goals of Bella Voce are: to provide opportunities for treble singers to engage with a wide range of choral repertoire; to generate opportunities for choral music education majors to lead and conduct; and to champion composers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, including women and BIPOC composers.
Bella Voce has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Brazil. They have also performed for conferences of the Oregon Music Educators Association, the Northwest Divisions of NAfME and ACDA, and the International Society for Music Education. Favorite past performances include: Shlof Main Kind, by Allan A. Naplan; To Be Certain of the Dawn, by Stephen Paulus; and Mass, by David Maslanka.
In 2021, Bella Voce sang for the nation as they presented their invited performance for the American Choral Directors Association virtual conference. This prestigious invitation brought national attention to this ensemble, propelling them as a leader in collegiate treble singing. Watch the performance.
MUS 146 | MUS 346 | MUS 546 Rehearsals: T/TH 2:00 - 3:50 | Sign up for auditions