Choral Studies

Choral Faculty

Led by Nicholle Andrews, Director of Choral Studies, and Joseph Modica, Associate Professor of Choral Music, the Choral Studies area includes three choirs: Chapel Singers, Bel Canto, and University Choir. The ensembles participate in many events both on and off campus, including the annual Feast of Lights, and hosting an invitational high school choral festival. They also perform for the annual Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music, working with such composers as Joan Tower, William Bolcom, Gunther Schuller, and Libby Larson. The choirs have toured extensively in the United States and abroad, have recorded for television shows, and performed major works with orchestra in such venues as Carnegie Hall.

The 2016-2017 season was full of exciting events and performances. Chanticleer performed in Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands on May 6, 2017, and they also gave a workshop for Chapel Singers and Bel Canto. Bel Canto performed at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) in San Jose, CA in February 2017.

2017-2018 Concert Schedule:

Choral Auditions - Community members can sign up by emailing Dr. Modica September 2-4
Joshua Habermann Conducting Workshop September 28 7:00-9:00pm
Joshua Habermann High School Festival Gala Concert September 29 8:00pm
Compline October 29 7:30pm
Choral Concert - War & Peace November 10 8:00pm
Feast of Lights Vigil November 5 7:30pm
Feast of Lights December 1 8:00pm
Feast of Lights - Reunion December 2 8:00pm
Feast of Lights December 3 4:00pm
Feast of Lights December 4 8:00pm
Martin Luther King Service January 14 7:30pm
Choral Concert - Masters Conducting Student Recital February 2 8:00pm
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 February 14 8:00pm
High School Choral Festival February 22
Choral Concert - International Music of Living Composers March 9 8:00pm
University Choir and Inland Master Chorale March 10 8:00pm
Compline March 11 7:30pm
The King's Singers April 8 3:00pm
Choral Concert - Unplugged April 13 8:00pm

Music entrance and scholarship audition dates for fall 2018 applicants are January 27, February 3, and February 17. For more information contact the Director of Music Admissions, Brad Andrews, at 909.748.8014,submit an inquiry form, or visit our how to apply page.