Conservatory Outreach

 
BW Men's Chorus
Frank Bianchi
Director
Boesel Musical Arts Center
(440) 826-2365
fbianchi@bw.edu

Frank Bianchi, BW Men's Chorus Director

Mr. Sun's Echo, a Men's Chorus ensemble

BW Men's Chorus Events:

 

Men's Chorus Festival
Friday, February 13 at 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea, OH
Concert features the BW Men's Chorus with the men's choruses of Learwood Middle School (Avon Lake) and Firestone High School (Akron).
Ticketed Event - visit www.bw.edu/tickets to select your seats and purchase your ticket(s) or call 440-826-8541

Off-campus Concert

Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 pm
Fairlawn Lutheran Church's Parish Arts Concert Series, 3415 West Market, Akron, OH
Free-will offering

 

Spring Concert
Sunday, May 3, 3:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea, OH
Ticketed Event - visit www.bw.edu/tickets to select your seats and purchase your ticket(s) or call 440-826-8541
 

For more information, please contact the Conservatory Outreach office at:

(440) 826-2365 or conreach@bw.edu 

Sign up for our Patron E-mail List

by clicking here!

Highlights

Upcoming performances / collaborations for the 2014 - 2015 season include:

  • Cleveland Indians

  • BW Symphonic Band

  • BW celebrates male chorus singing with two recent BW graduates and the BW Men's Chorus

  • Fairlawn Lutheran Church

Past performances / collaborations include:

  • Cleveland Pops Orchestra

  • Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights

  • BW Motet Choir

  • Cathedral of St. John (Cleveland)

  • Intercollegiate Men's Choruses National Seminar at Miami University

  • OSU Glee Club

BW Men's Chorus

Winter/Spring rehearsals begin on January 13, 2015!

The last concert of the season in on May 3rd.  The BW Men's Chorus also sings the National Anthem at a Cleveland Indians Game in the Spring.  This performance is optional and the date is yet to be determined.


The BW Men's Chorus is an offering of the BW Conservatory Outreach Department and is open to men (college-age and up) from throughout the Greater Cleveland community including BW faculty, staff and students.  
This collaborative effort seeks to bring outstanding male chorus singing to Northeast Ohio. The group has performed to "standing room only" audiences, has collaborated in concert with several outstanding music organizations and has received rave reviews from throughout the Greater-Cleveland Community.

The Chorus performs a wide variety of chorale literature written especially for the male voice. This includes classical literature, as well as some pop and Broadway.  Members should have some background in music (instrumental or vocal) and a basic knowledge of music reading and pitch matching. 

Mission Statement
The mission of the BW Men's Chorus is to educate, entertain, uplift and foster human connection through a commitment to high standards of choral excellence. We believe that music is a universal language transcending human differences - the Chorus is a shared expression of the unique talents and individual experiences of its members creating an artistic connection that includes the integrity of the music, the director, the audience and one another. 

Auditions
Those interested in auditioning for the BW Men's Chorus should contact Frank Bianchi via email at fbianchi@bw.edu.

Director
Frank Bianchi completed seven seasons as the director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.  In addition to his work with Severance Hall, Mr. Bianchi served two years as assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He is an adjunct professor of music at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and the founder / director of the Baldwin Wallace Men's Chorus. 

Mr. Bianchi retired from public school teaching after a very successful career.  High School choral groups under his direction have sung at numerous district, regional, state, and national conventions of OMEA, MENC, and ACDA.


Mr. Bianchi is very active as a choral clinician, choral conductor, lecturer and adjudicator of both concert and show choirs. He has conducted well over 150 honors, district, regional, and all-state choirs throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania and has lectured and presented workshops at several colleges and universities on a variety of vocal, choral and motivational topics for both music education students and teachers. Mr. Bianchi has served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus under Robert Porco and has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Throughout his career, Mr. Bianchi has held several church choir and accompanist positions throughout the Cleveland area. 


Mr. Bianchi currently serves on the Board of the Ohio Choral Directors Association as the Community Choir Chairperson. He has held several offices in both the Ohio Choral Directors Association and the Ohio Music Education Association and is a past recipient of the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award given annually by the Ohio Music Education Association.  He is an active member of ACDA, OMEA and MENC. 

Regular Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m
$100 per semester

Fynette Kulas Hall, Room 142
Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street
Berea, Ohio  44017

For more information about Men's Chorus, please enter your information below:

* Required information
Last Name: *
First Name: *
Phone: *
Phone 2:
Email: *
Audition Time Request: *
Share |