Let your voice be heard: you’ll do that here.

At Southeast, our choral ensembles consist of University Choir, Chamber Choir and Choral Union. The Southeast Missouri State University Choral Ensemble features talented singers from various majors and backgrounds who have a passion and commitment for music. The ensembles explore the finest choral literature from various periods, perform a wide repertoire, and collaborate with others. 

University Choir 

The University Choir at Southeast is a mixed ensemble made up of talented music majors and non-music majors that serves as the premiere choral ensemble at Southeast Missouri State University. The University Choir performs noteworthy choral repertoire from the Western Music canon, with emphasis on unaccompanied works, recently composed works, and major works each semester performed with the Choral Union and Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra. 

Chamber Choir 

The Chamber Choir at Southeast is open to all University students by audition. This small ensemble is comprised of members of the University Choir as well as other students who would like to sing in a choir but may not have the space free in their schedules for University Choir. It provides students experience with singing in a small group and the opportunity to learn how to collaborate with others. 

Choral Union 

The Choral Union at Southeast is a mixed choir comprised of both student and community members. Its primary role is to serve as a symphonic chorus performing major choral works each semester with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra. Membership in the Choral Union is open to all experienced and confident singers. There is no required audition to sing in the Choral Union.

Auditions and Rehearsal Times 

Southeast Choral Ensembles are open to any student regardless of major and are conducted by Dr. Barbara Lamont, Director of Choral Activities.  

The University Choir meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and the Chamber Choir meets Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Both ensembles require an audition.  

Auditions will include a prepared solo (if you have sheet music, please bring a copy for Dr. Lamont), sight-reading, range check, and ear assessment. Please fill out this form to schedule an audition time. 

The Choral Union meets Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., and is open to anyone who enjoys singing and does not require an audition. 

For more information, contact Barbara Lamont.

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