The University of North Dakota Concert Choir is a nationally recognized choral ensemble consisting of the most talented vocalists at the University of North Dakota. Its repertoire includes music from the last six centuries, from many nations, and in a variety of languages. The choir's thorough preparation, concentrated discipline, commitment, and careful coaching result in performances of the highest caliber.
UND Concert Choir meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-12:50 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Auditions for Concert Choir (MUSC 152) are held the first two days of school. Sign-up sheets will be on Dr. Jilek’s office door (Room 122, HFAC), and will be available the week before classes begin.
For your audition, please prepare one solo piece from the classical tradition with accompaniment (for example: any piece you used to audition for all-state choir, that you studied in private lessons, or prepared for solo contest. Ask your choir director if you need help). An accompanist will be provided, but you should bring a copy of the piece to the audition. You will also be asked to sight read and sing a few scales.
The Varsity Bards Men's Chorus has been a familiar tradition at the University and around the state since since 1952. The Bards perform a variety of light and popular works, including the popular UND school songs, traditionally joined by Bards alumni from the audience. They have appeared at state, regional, and national conventions, and tour regionally. A small men's ensemble, Goliards, is chosen from within the Bards. A short, stress-free audition is held during the first rehearsal to determine voice type and quality.
Varsity Bards meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. The course number is MUSC 263.
Allegro Women's Chorus performs a wide range of repertoire for women's voices. Allegro and the Varsity Bards perform joint concerts. Allegro has performed at state and regional choral director's conventions, and regularly tours throughout the region. Membership traditionally is from many majors across campus. A short stress-free interview is held during the first three days of classes to determine voice type and quality.
Director: Melanie Popejoy
Vivo is a women's chamber ensemble, open by audition, which performs music spanning a variety of styles and time periods. Membership includes music majors, as well as majors from other disciplines. The ensemble performs regularly, on and off campus, throughout the year. Auditions are held during the first week of classes.
Director: Melanie Popejoy
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.