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Choral Activities

Hofstra Chorale
Dr. David Fryling, Director
(516) 463-5497
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The Hofstra Chorale specializes in the study of larger-scale choral works, ranging from extended a cappella pieces to the rich variety of the choral-orchestral repertoire.

This mid-sized select mixed choral ensemble comprises some of our finest male and female voices and serves two main functions for the University. First, it acts as a laboratory for Hofstra's future music educators, providing an outlet for the exploration of the art of ensemble preparation through the study of the highest-quality choral and choral-orchestral literature. Second, it provides these same students with a professional-level ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of public performance through two annual concerts.

Auditions for the Hofstra Chorale take place during the first week of both the fall and spring semesters. A sign-up sheet can be found on the door of room 109, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, beginning in late August and again in January. All auditionees should arrive on time and vocally warmed-up, and are strongly encouraged to prepare a solo selection. The audition also includes an exploration of the singer's range, timbre, tonal memory, and sight-reading skills. Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:55 p.m. until 4:20 p.m. in Rm. 010, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall.


Hofstra Chamber Choir
David Fryling, Director
(516) 463-5497
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The Hofstra Chamber Choir specializes in the study of traditional, contemporary and multicultural choral repertoire, with a distinct emphasis on the art of unaccompanied, or a cappella, ensemble singing. This smallest and most select of the Hofstra choirs comprises the finest male and female voices at the University.

The Chamber Choir serves two main functions for the University. First, it acts as a laboratory for Hofstra's future music educators, providing an outlet for the exploration of the art of ensemble preparation through the study of the highest-quality choral literature. Second, it provides all qualified students with a professional-level ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of public performance through two annual campus concerts, as well as various other on- and off-campus engagements and tours.

Rehearsals are held every Monday evening, 6:45 to 9 p.m., Rm. 216 Monroe Hall. Auditions for Chamber Choir occur the first week of school in the fall semester. Students interested in singing in Chamber Choir should prepare a solo art song for the audition; a sign-up sheet can be found on the door of room 109, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, the first few days of classes.


University Mixed Chorus
Dr. Cindy L. Bell, Director
(516) 463-5495
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The University Mixed Choir is a large-scale SATB choir representing a wide variety of majors both within and outside of the Department of Music.

The "U Choir" specializes in the training of emerging ensemble singers through weekly group vocal technique sessions, an emphasis on expanding the chorister's music reading skills in rehearsal, and a focus on group listening and ensemble awareness.

The dual purpose of the University Mixed Choir is to provide a high-level, large-ensemble experience to both singers and instrumentalists in the Bachelor of Science programs in music, as well as to provide a legitimate creative artistic outlet to the many other majors throughout the University, according to the liberal arts ideal.

Auditions for the Hofstra University Chorus take place during the first week of the both the fall and spring semesters. A sign-up sheet can be found on the door of room 109, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, beginning in late August and again in January. All auditionees should arrive on time and vocally warmed-up, but are not required to prepare a solo selection.  The audition includes an exploration of the singer's range, timbre, tonal memory, and sight-reading skills. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Rm. 010, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall.

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