Each semester, Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir perform together on one concert in Menomonie. Both ensembles also participate in the commencement ceremony every semester. Chamber Choir performs frequently in additional campus events, and is often invited to sing in the Menomonie community and beyond.
Devil Tones Acappella sometimes performs in the main semester concert, with the Blue Devil Jazz Project, and at other concert events in the Menomonie area.
The choirs go on domestic tour every other year, and have visited places from Illinois to South Dakota. Chamber Choir has gone on international tour, most recently to mainland China in May 2016.
Auditions for fall semester take place during move-in days (typically Labor Day, plus the following day). Auditions for spring semester take place during the last few weeks of fall semester, by appointment.
The process of auditions for Symphonic Singers, Chamber Choir, and the Devil Tones are the same. However, the purpose of the audition for Symphonic Singers is simply to find the voice part that suits you best — you can join no matter what. For Chamber Choir and the Devil Tones, the audition is an entrance requirement; also understand that there are limited openings in each voice part for Chamber Choir.
There are four parts within the 10-minute audition:
- Scale exercise
- Listen and repeat / Harmony singing (for Devil Tones)
- Unaccompanied singing (My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Silent Night, or Happy Birthday)
- Sight reading (optional for Symphonic Singers)
Please contact Dr. Jerry Hui, director of choral activities, for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org