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  • Choirs

    UW-L offers the following outstanding choral ensembles:

    Concert Choir

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    Vocal Jazz Ensemble I (Collegiates)                                                     

    • 8 member mixed ensemble
    • Extensive audition
    • Sophomore-Senior membership
    • 3-4 concerts per semester
    • Repertoire includes a cappella and rhythm section tunes
    • Rehearses 2.75 hours per week
    • Conducted by Gary Kent Walth
    • 2014 Vocal Jazz Auditions: VJE14 InstructionsVJE14 Audition Music and Audio
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    Vocal Jazz Ensemble II (Maroon and Gray)

    • 12 member mixed ensemble
    • Extensive Audition
    • Sophomore-Senior membership
    • 3 concerts per semester
    • Repertoire includes a cappella and rhythm section tunes
    • Rehearses 2.5 hours per week
    • Conducted by Aliyah Richling
    • 2014 Vocal Jazz Auditions: VJE14 InstructionsVJE14 Audition Music and Audio
    Due to new website implementation, we are having  issues posting the Audition AUDIO (MP3) file materials. We are working on the problem. It will be posted here as soon as possible. Please keep checking back. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    Vocal Jazz Ensemble III (La Capella)

    • 12 member women’s ensemble
    • Extensive audition
    • 3 concerts per semester
    • Repertoire includes a cappella and rhythm section tunes
    • Rehearses 2.50 hours per week
    • Conducted by Aliyah Richling
    • 2014 Vocal Jazz Auditions: VJE14 InstructionsVJE14 Audition Music and Audio
    Due to new website implementation, we are having  issues posting the Audition AUDIO (MP3) file materials. We are working on the problem. It will be posted here as soon as possible. Please keep checking back. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    Männerchor

    • 25-30 member male chorus
    • freshmen-senior membership
    • auditions for section placement
    • 2-3 concerts per semester
    • all-inclusive literature
    • rehearses 2.5 hours per week
    • conducted by Aliyah Richling

    Women's Chorus

    • 45 member female chorus
    • Freshmen-senior membership
    • Auditions for section placement
    • 3-5 concerts per semester
    • outstanding treble literature
    • regional spring tours
    • conducted by Aliyah Richling

    Choral Union

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    Chamber Choir

    • 10-12 member madrigal ensemble
    • largely vocal / choral majors
    • auditions as needed
    • 1-2 concerts per semester
    • 14th-17th century literature
    • diverse performance experiences
    • conducted by Terence Kelly

    "Music is a gift to open up our lives. Once a life is opened, regardless of the length of time, the potential for change will never be the same."

    Choral Music Faculty:

    Dr. Terence Kelly

    Coordinator of vocal studies, B.M. and M.M., Eastern Illinois University; D.M.A. University of Maryland

    Dr. Soojin Kim

    Music Education, voice, B.M. and M.M. in music education, Korea National University of Education and Ph. D. in music education, University of Southern Mississippi

    Ms. Aliyah Richling

    Choral music, voice, B.M. (voice) Luther College; M.M. (voice performance) Wichita State University

    Ms. Kathryn Skemp-Moran

    Choral music, voice B.M. (music) Northwestern University; M.A. (voice performance/opera) Boston University

    Dr. Gary Kent Walth

    Director of Choral Studies, Conducting. B.M. (music education/voice) Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; M.M and D.M.A. (choral conducting) University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

    What students have to say about the UW-L Choral/Vocal Music Program

    "Choir is great! You get to meet people from many different academic areas on campus who come together to make beautiful music." -Sarah Jothen, Cashton, WI

    "Being a part of the choral program at UW-L has given me many opportunities to grow as a musician and as a leader in my chosen field of choral education." -Wanda Miller, Lake City, MN

    "The choral program at UW-L is a great experience! For those singer who aren't music majors or minors, it's a great way to meet friends and be a part of a unified team." -Matt Jorgenson, Onalaska, WI

    "It is a wonderful experience to be around other students, and great directors, who value music so much." -Jessica Bari, Brooklyn Park, MN

    "A truly rewarding and fantastic experience for all." -Alastair Kelly, Leicester, England

    "The UW-L choral program has a place for everyone, from serious musicians to those who just enjoy singing." -Amy Becker, Faribault, MN

    "I have become a better musician and person because of my experiences in the choirs at UW-L." -John Penza, Watertown, WI

    For more information contact:

    Dr. Gary K. Walth
    gwalth@uwlax.edu
    Director of Choral Activities 
    Department of Music 
    UW-La Crosse 
    1725 State Street 
    La Crosse, WI 54601 
    608-785-8409