Women's Chorus

Music A37 • A137 • A237
Conductor: Tyler Reece
Class time: Tuesdays  5-8 p.m.
Class location: Music Room 1145
 
A dynamic group of music majors and non-majors, the Women’s Chorus offers a great opportunity to sing and make music with musicians from a wide array of backgrounds. This popular ensemble draws its membership from some 20 departments across campus. The Women’s Chorus performs the main repertory for women's voices, including a cappella and accompanied works, often with unusual combinations of instruments. It has been featured on four CD recordings with the UCSB Chamber Choir, including Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The ensemble shares its concerts with the UCSB Chamber Choir at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara.
 
Call (805) 565-6279 to schedule an audition, or email the director of the UCSB choirs, Grey Brothers, at brothers@westmont.edu.

Frequently asked questions about choral music at UCSB

Do I have to be a music major?

Absolutely not! Both music majors and non-majors from some 20 departments on campus sing in the choirs.

Should I be afraid of the audition?

Absolutely not!  The audition is short (10 min.) and simple. We just need to hear your voice and evaluate your reading level so that we can place you in the choir that is a good match for you.  Nothing complicated, and probably nothing you’ve never done before. If you’ve never sung in a choir, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Simply show up with your voice, that’s all!

Do I need to read music?

Yes. The choirs use scores and do not learn by rote. However, don’t try to second-guess your level or let your fears deter you from trying out, because each choir has a different level and the audition helps us orient you to the group which best suits your abilities.

What is the age range in the choirs?

The choirs include all levels of undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, and even post-docs, faculty, and staff. The mixture is great, and it works because what motivates us is our love of music and singing!

How do I sign up?

An audition is required for enrollment into this course. Please see the audition information above.