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:

 

OSU Glee Club
& BW Men's Chorus Concert
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea, OH
General Admission Tickets for $10
at the door ONLY.


Spring Concert

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4:00 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).
 

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

(440) 826-2365 or conreach@bw.edu 

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Highlights

Upcoming performances / collaborations for the 2013 - 2014 season include:

  • Cleveland Indians

  • BW Women's Choir

  • BW Concert Wind Ensemble

  • Greater-Cleveland Area High School Men's Choirs

  • OSU Men's Glee Club

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

BW Men's Chorus

Tickets are now on sale for the BW MEN'S CHORUS Spring Concert Sunday, May 4, 4:00 pm.  Visit www.bw.edu/tickets to select your seats and purchase your tickets; call 440/826-8541 with any quesitons.

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
Spring 2014 auditions will take place on Tuesday, January  14 from 5:00-6:45 pm

Schedule an Audition
Call or e-mail the Conservatory Outreach at (440) 826-2365 and conreach@bw.edu, or fill out the Audition Request Form below to schedule a time.

Rehearsals for Spring 2014
January 14 - May 4
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Rehearsal Location: Boesel Musical Arts Center in Kadel Hall 149, 49 Seminary Street, Berea

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. 

Audition Request Form

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