The Concert Chorale is a non-audition ensemble made up of students from across campus — those majoring or minoring in music as well as non-music degrees. This ensemble enjoys performing challenging repertoire in a fun, high-energy environment. The Concert Chorale performs for University events and three public concerts per year, including the annual Missouri Western High School Honor Choir. Recent concerts include Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Mozart’s Requiem with the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra, and Faure’s Requiem with the Missouri Western State University Orchestra.
The Chamber Singers is the University’s top vocal auditioned ensemble made up of the finest voices in our region. They recently performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association’s 80th Annual Conference and In-Service. This ensemble performs several times per year and serves as the department’s major touring choral ensemble. Interested in auditioning? Register for Concert Chorale (MUS 338), and you will receive an email during the first week of August with an audition packet. Auditions take place on the Sunday afternoon before the first day of fall classes on the campus of Missouri Western.
Providing workshops in staged music productions each fall and spring semesters, the MUS 318 course is available by audition to all Missouri Western students, singer and non-singer alike. Each actor/singer experiences the wonder of performing on stage with costumes, sets and orchestra. Past works have included full productions of Menotti’s The Medium, The Telephone, Barber’s Hand of Bridge on the main stage and scenes from Sondheim’s Into the Woods, performed for the Missouri Western Foundation dinner.