The Vocal/Choral area is a dynamic and flourishing segment of the music department at the University of South Dakota, offering numerous opportunities for student involvement. All students at the university have the opportunity to study privately with exceptional faculty to develop their vocal technique and enhance their singing ability. Solo performance opportunities are available through USD Opera and recitals.
Chamber Singers is the premiere vocal ensemble at the University of South Dakota. Directed by Dr. David Holdhusen, the choir is comprised of 40 graduate and undergraduate students selected through audition from the entire university student body. Its repertoire, which is primarily a cappella, includes music from the Renaissance to the present in a wide variety of styles.
The Concert Choir is the large select choral ensemble at the University of South Dakota. Conducted by Dr. Timothy Campbell, it is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students selected through audition from the entire university student body. They perform accompanied and unaccompanied repertoire from a wide variety of historical time periods and genres as well as larger choral masterworks.
The Men’s and Women’s Chorus is a large mixed chorus comprised of students from all academic areas. The chorus is also open to members of the Vermillion community and the surrounding areas. Repertoire performed by the chorus includes sacred and secular choral works, folk music, spirituals and popular music of the day. The chorus performs two on campus concerts each semester.
The Men’s and Women’s Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Choir Room of the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. No audition is necessary and all are welcome. Contact Dr. Timothy Campbell for information.
|Choir Performance Schedule|
|Chamber Singers Reunion Concert||2 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2016||Aalfs Auditorium|
|Fall Choral Showcase||3 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2016||Aalfs Auditorium|
|Music Department Holiday Concert||3 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2016||Aalfs Auditorium|
|Spring Choral Showcase||3 p.m. on Feb.19, 2017||Aalfs Auditorium|
|Chamber Singers in Concert||7:30 p.m. on March 10, 2017||First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls|
|Chamber Singers Home Concert||7:30 p.m. on March 18, 2017||United Church of Christ, Vermillion|
|Combined Choir and Orchestra Concert||7:30 p.m. on April 21, 2017||Aalfs Auditorium|