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|
|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|
|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.