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Music Department

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Music Opportunities for Non-Majors

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an integral part of the strong musical tradition of Viterbo University and is open to any Viterbo student. The choir performs music from all eras. They will be traveling to Austria and Germany between the first and second semester of the 2013–2014 school year. Tours are optional and occur every four years but are an excellent opportunity to sing in historical churches and venues. An entrance audition is required to participate in Concert Choir.

REGISTER FOR MUSC 137/337 (1 credit)
Rehearsals:
Monday/Wednesday 12:20–1:15 p.m. in FAC 435
Tuesday/Thursday 11–11:50 a.m. in FAC 435
Auditions: Sunday, Aug. 25, 1–6 p.m. in FAC 435
Sign up for a five-minute slot on the sheet posted outside the choir room (FAC 435). The audition consists of vocalizing, sight reading, and an interview.
Contact: Jean Saladino, FAC 407, 608-796-3771, jesaladino@viterbo.edu

Platinum Edition

Platinum Edition is a show choir ensemble open to any Viterbo University student. Platinum Edition performs pop and Broadway repertoire combining voice, movement, and stage presence into one package. Students work with professional choreographers and explore a wide variety of song styles and movement. An entrance audition is required to participate in Platinum Edition. Auditions are open to all Viterbo students.

REGISTER FOR MUSC 136/336 (1 CREDIT)
Rehearsals:    Tues./Thurs.    3:30–4:50 p.m.    FAC 122
Vocal Auditions: Sunday, Aug. 25, 3–5 p.m., FAC 404
Monday, Aug. 26, 12:30-1:20 p.m., FAC 404
Sign up on the door of room 404.
Dance/Movement Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 3:30–4:50 p.m.,
         FAC 122 Dance Studio
Contact: Nancy Allen,  FAC 404, 608-796-3763
nlallen@viterbo.edu

9th Street Singers

9th Street Singers is a select ensemble which sings music of all genres from classical to pop. Emphasis is on vocal flexibility and style, independence on close-harmony parts, and commitment to collaboration in choral singing. An entrance audition is required to participate in 9th Street Singers and auditions are open to all Viterbo students.

REGISTER FOR MUSC 139/339 (1 CREDIT)
Rehearsals:    Mon./Wed./Fri.    3:35-4:20 p.m.    Recital Hall
Auditions:    First day of classes at 3:35 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Center. Students wishing to audition should come to this first class.
Contact: Jean Saladino, FAC 407, 608-796-3771
jesaladino@viterbo.edu

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is designed to enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of music through a survey of Western and non-Western music styles. Class meets twice a week.

REGISTER FOR MUSC 109 (3 CREDITS)
Contact: Elizabeth Fox, FAC 402A, 608-796-3773
ebfox@viterbo.edu

Applied Music Lessons

Applied Music Lessons in piano and voice are offered on a limited basis to students with prior musical experience. Registration is by permission of the music department chair and based on instructor availability and a placement audition. Students receive a weekly 25-minute lesson and may be required to attend a weekly studio class.

Contact: Daniel Johnson-Wilmot, FAC 421, 608-796-3761
dejohnsonwilmot@viterbo.edu


Credits earned in these courses count towards G5 and G9, and/or Ways of Thinking: Artistic Expression requirements in the general education program. Times shown are for fall semester 2013