Conservatory Outreach

 

BW Women's Chorus

The Women's Chorus is under the direction of newly appointed Jordan Saul, Associate Director of Choral Studies and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at BW.

The BW Women's Chorus is an offering of the BW Conservatory Outreach Department and is open to women (high-school age and up) from throughout the Greater Cleveland community including BW faculty, staff and students.  

The Chorus performs a wide variety of chorale literature written especially for the female voice. This includes choral masterworks both classic and contemporary, and also Broadway and pop.  It is helpful (though not required) to  have some background in music (instrumental or vocal) and a basic knowledge of music reading and pitch matching. Of paramount importance is a willing spirit and open mind - come and sing with us! 

Mission Statement

The mission of the BW Women's Chorus is to promote strength, diversity, and empowerment of women through the education, creation, and performance of high quality choral music to entertain, inspire, serve, and engage our community.   

Auditions

Those interested in being a part of the ensemble should contact Curtice Lockhart, adminstrator, at clockhart@bw.edu to schedule an audition time.  Not to worry - it's very easy, brief, and fun!  The audition consists of a voice/range check, singing a scale, singing back pitches, and a few short sightreading passages.  Sight-reading is not a make-or-break issue, so if it is not your forte, you should still come and sing with us.  You do not need to prepare a piece, though you will be asked to sing a portion of a song that is familiar to you.  Each audition takes about ten minutes.  
Fall 2015 Audition Dates
by appointment only
Call 440-826-2365 for details or fill out the online request below
Click here for the 2015-2016 schedule

BW Women's Chorus - for women in high school and ages 18+
Rehearsals begin Monday, September 28th                                                                  
Time: Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:  BMAC 149, Kadel Hall
Cost:  $110 per semester, plus a $15 registration fee (if applicable)

Registration Policy for New Members:  Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar.  Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student’s name.  Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received, or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Online Registration for current and accepted Women's Chorus members only:
Click here to register and pay for the ensemble. The link will take you to a login page for BW’s Conservatory Outreach registration & Arts Events ticketing system. 
- If you have ordered tickets online for BW ticketed arts events in the past, please use the same login. 
- If this is your first time using the software, please create a new account using the name of the parent or adult student registering. 
- You will be able to add members of your family to your account in order to register them for classes and ensembles. 
- Note that the payment amount will reflect the cost of the ensemble, the $15 registration fee and materials fee (if applicable).

This system improves our registration process allowing you to register and pay for your ensemble in one step! If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact the Conservatory Outreach department at 440-826-2365 or conreach@bw.edu.

Contact the Conservatory Outreach Office
 with any questions by phone at (440) 826-2365,
by email at conreach@bw.edu,
or fill out the online audition request form below.

Absentee Line: (440) 826-7299 

 

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