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Audition Information

Auditions for BM, BME, BA, BS, or minor in voice at Idaho State University must include two (2) selections of a contrasting nature taken from art song, oratorio or operatic literature.

Students should sing in at least one other language than English; those auditioning as performance majors should select two languages besides English.

Singers wishing to audition for any of the ISU Choirs may do so in person during the first week of classes. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent, academic achievement, and choral participation.

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Vocal Ensembles

Concert Choir

ISU's 50 to 60 voice mixed ensemble studies and performs choral music ranging from chant to contemporary.

Orchestral, brass, and wind ensembles often join Concert Choir in performing large symphonic works. In addition to performing on the Pocatello campus, Concert Choir regularly schedules tours throughout the Northwest.

Scholarships for vocalists are awarded on the basis of outstanding musical skills and are available to all members, regardless of degree program.

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir is a select group of 20 to 24 singers. This group’s size and repertoire demands singers to be of high caliber in their musical and vocal skills.

This choir sings concerts in local churches, and on the ISU campus.

Treble Choir (Formerly knows as the Women's Choir)

ISU Women’s Choir has grown steadily in membership and quality.

This fine organization is opened to all campus members as well as faculty and staff. The Treble Choir will often join other choral ensembles, as well as instrumental ensembles in performing the classics and other fine repertoire.

Camerata Singers

Boasting a long singing tradition in the Pocatello community, the Camerata Singers are affiliated with the University.

Opera at ISU

Offered every spring semester, Opera Workshop features scene work from the early Baroque to the present, and full-length opera and musical theater productions created in collaboration with Theatre ISU.

Previous opera productions have included Carlyle Floyd's Susannah, Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, and Lehar's The Merry Widow.

Joint musical theater productions have included A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Man of La Mancha.