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Choir Auditions for Fall 2015

AUGUST 15 & 16, 11am to 4pm

Beach Music Hall, Room 302

click below to sign up for an audition:


What are auditions like?

The entire process takes about 10 minutes:


1) Fill out a singer information form

2) Vocalize through your range

3) Sight-read a basic melody

4) Simple pitch matching 

5) Sing a prepared solo under 3 min.

     OR sing the Star Spangled Banner



A Cappella Choir (MU310A)

ESU's All-Campus College Choir, the A Cappella Choir, has a rich performance history.  It is an auditioned mixed ensemble comprised of singers from across the entire campus in all fields of study.  They share an ability and love for making music.  Noted for its innovative and versatile programming, the singers pride themselves in performing challenging and diverse choral literature from all historical eras and many cultures.

In May 2010, the A Cappella Choir toured England, singing concerts at St. Paul Cathedral, Bath Abbey, and St. James Piccadilly Church in London.  Other international tours include England, France, and Germany (1989), Austria and Czechoslovakia (1992), Spain and France (1996), Denmark and Sweden (2001), and Italy, Switzerland and Austria (2006).  In addition, the A Cappella Choir was invited, through competitive auditions, to sing at the Southwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (1980) and the Kansas Music Educators Convention (1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2003, 2008, and 2010).

This course offers one hour of ensemble credit and counts toward General Education requirements for all degrees.  Auditions are held two days prior to the start of classes.   Contact Jacob Narverud Director of Choirs, at


MTWR: 1:00-1:50 PM

Beach Music Hall, Room 132


 Tallgrass Chamber Choir (MU 391G)

The Tallgrass Chamber Choir is ESU’s highly-select small choral ensemble, open to all majors, by audition.  The ensemble specializes in chamber music from all eras.  The Tallgrass Chamber Choir performs one major concert per semester, sings at University functions and events, and performs the National Anthem regularly at ESU home Football & Basketball games.

This course offers one hour of ensemble credit. Auditions are held two days prior to the start of classes.  Contact Jacob Narverud, Director of Choirs, at


Thursdays, 4 to 6pm

Beach Music Hall, Room 132

Emporia Community Chorus (MU220A)

Comprised of Emporia and surrounding community members from all walks of life, the Emporia Community Chorus, a non-auditioned ensemble, has grown to approximately 100 singers who share a common love and passion for singing great choral music.  The repertoire is as diverse as the membership.  Whether singing a classical motet or a song from American musical theater, the choir receives enthusiastic responses for their remarkable artistry and distinctive style.  The Community Chorus performs throughout the Emporia area,  community events, and the Habitat for Humanity concert each Spring.

Rehearsals begin the second Monday of classes each semester.  Contact Jacob Narverud, Director of Choirs, at


Monday evenings, 7 to 9pm

Beach Music Hall, Room 132

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