Fall 2024 Placement Auditions

Choral placement auditions (required for consideration for chamber singers, recommended for all voice majors and those interested in singing in a choral ensemble) will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 & 7 from 9 AM - 12 PM,  Wednesday, August 7 from 4 PM - 7 PM, and Saturday, August 10 from 1 PM - 4 PM.

Students should be prepared to: 

  • Sight-sing
  • Sing a song (classical repertoire is preferred, such as an All-State solo or a piece from a jury)

Placement auditions will be in Scott Hall in the Bailey Performance Center and will last about 15 minutes. Please bring a copy of your sheet music. 

click here to sign up for a placement time

 

 

Kennesaw State University Chamber Singers

ksu chamber singers
The Kennesaw State University Chamber Singers is the premier auditioned choral ensemble at KSU. Ranging from freshmen to seniors, the choir is open to all students including both music majors and non-majors from across campus and represents a variety of musical backgrounds and academic disciplines. The KSU Chamber Singers have performed master works of Bach, Haydn, Duruflé, Mozart, Britten, and Brahms. In the spring of 2012, the KSU Chamber Singers, KSU Chorale, and KSU Symphony Orchestra performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony broadcast on Atlanta 90.1 WABE.  The KSU Chamber Singers performed at the 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2018, Georgia Music Educators Association State Conferences.  In 2010, the choir was invited to sing at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, presenting music of South America. In 2013, the KSU Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization 5th National Conference performing David Maslanka’s masterwork A Litany for Courage and the Seasons. The KSU Chamber Singers were honored to represent Kennesaw State University at their performance for the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in March 2020. The KSU Chamber Singers has achieved prominence on the state, regional, and national stages.

 

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Kennesaw State University Chorale

The Kennesaw State University Chorale is a choral ensemble open to music majors and non-majors. Chorale performs diverse, eclectic, and challenging repertoire to develop the total musician. The ensemble performs in collaboration with the choral department and other ensembles across the Bailey School of Music, often performing major choral works which culminates in 4-5 performances per year. If you are looking for a great way to stay involved in music and meet singers from across the university, University Chorale is for you.

The Kennesaw State University Treble (Women’s) Choir

The Kennesaw State University Treble (Women’s) Choir returned to campus in 2008 and has found musical success on the stages of the Bailey School of Music as well as the community. The Treble Choir features music majors and non-majors and represents singers from all colleges across the university. The choir was invited to sing for the 2022 and 2017 Georgia Music Educators Conferences in Athens, Georgia, and Savannah, Georgia, as well as “Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra” for the 2021 season. The choir participates in 6-7 concerts per year and often collaborates with the choirs and instrumental ensembles in the Bailey School of Music. The Treble Choir participates regularly in the ACDA New Works Commissioning Project featuring new music from female composers. If you seek to create music at a high level in a collaborative and enjoyable environment, you have found a home in the KSU Treble Choir.

ksu treble women's choir

 

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Kennesaw State University Men’s Ensemble

The Kennesaw State University Men’s Ensemble is a non-auditioned choir open to students from across the campus. The KSU Men’s Ensemble comprises largely of non-music majors ranging from freshmen to seniors representing a variety of musical backgrounds and academic disciplines. The KSU Men’s Ensemble has achieved prestigious accomplishments on a State, Regional, and National stage. In 2007, the KSU Men’s Ensemble was featured at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference presentation “Men…Can’t Live with Them, Can’t Sing without Them!” The KSU Men’s Ensemble performed at the 2012 Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia and in the summer of 2013, the KSU Men’s Ensemble was featured at the American Choral Directors Association State Conference with Dr. Jerry Blackstone at Spivey Hall. Most notably the Kennesaw State University Men’s Ensemble was the only collegiate Men’s Choir selected to perform at the 2013 American Choral Directors National Conference in Dallas, Texas. The KSU Men’s Ensemble was honored to perform at the both the 2014 and 2016 American Choral Directors Southern Division Conferences.

 

Kennesaw State University Gospel Choir

The Kennesaw State University Gospel Choir is a choir and registered student organization (RSO) on campus. Gospel music is a time-honored tradition upheld in the African American community and throughout the African diaspora at large. The KSU Gospel Choir and Club endeavors to fulfill the desire to explore, experience, and provide an outlet to share the cultural experience with the community.

 

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Faculty
Name
Position
  • Interim Dean and Interim Associate Dean in the College of the Arts, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music & Music Education

    lblackwe@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2006
    WB 205

    Faculty Page
  • Limited Term Instructor of Choral Music Education

    etazawa@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6151
    WB 111

    Faculty Page
  • Assistant Professor of Music

    dpetite@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6151
    WB 104

    Faculty Page
  • Professor Emeritus of Music

    omoses@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2489
    WA 1092

    Faculty Page

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