Choirs

Virginia Tech Choirs

Virginia Tech Chamber Singers

Dwight Bigler, Choral Director

Click here for our performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah"

The Virginia Tech Choirs are open to all Virginia Tech students, undergraduate or graduate, of any major. The choirs sing the finest choral repertoire from all time periods and genres, frequently performing on their own and combined with all VT Choirs, the Blacksburg Master Chorale, and orchestra to perform major works with orchestra.

Auditions

An audition is required for each choir. Auditions occur during the first week of each semester. Contact the director of each choir for audition times. The audition typically includes:

  • Vocalize throughout your range on five-note scales (do-re-mi-fa-sol).
  • Hear a brief (four-note) melody on the piano and be able to sing it back accurately.
  • Sing My Country ‘Tis of Thee (find the music/words/piano accompaniment here
  • Consideration for Chamber Singers requires a sight-reading test. Sight-reading is not  always required for Tech Men or Women’s Chorus.

Chamber Singers - Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 3:35 to 5:15 p.m.
Conducted by Dr. Dwight Bigler

  • Chamber Singers is the most select choral ensemble on campus. If you are interested in being considered for Chamber Singers, you must:

- Audition by the first Wednesday of fall semester.
- Be able to commit to singing in Chamber Singers for the entire school year.

  • The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have performed at VMEA and ACDA conferences, the Washington National Cathedral, and Carnegie Hall.
  • We toured Italy in the summer of 2012, where we sang in the Vatican, St. Mark's in Venice, Rome, and Florence; and we toured Ireland in 2015.
  • We have collaborated with the American Opera Theater and regularly perform with the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Tech Men - Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:55 p.m.
Conducted by Dr. Dwight Bigler

  • We are an audience favorite, performing music from the Renaissance to Barbershop and vocal jazz, spanning diverse international cultures.
  • With a sound uniquely our own, we infuse concerts with richness of harmony, humor, and inspiring majesty.
  • We frequently join the other VT choirs to perform major works for choir and orchestra.

Women's Chorus - Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:55 p.m. 
Conducted by Dr. Hysoo Yoo

  • Our Women's Chorus is a dynamic organization specializing in the wonderfully diverse repertoire for women's voices.
  • We frequently join the other VT choirs to perform major works for choir and orchestra.

Have you sung in a Virginia Tech Choir before?

  • All singers must re-audition each Fall Semester. If you are in a choir during Fall Semester, you do not need to re-audition for Spring Semester. 

A Student's Thoughts
"My favorite memory would probably be going to Italy with the Chamber singers the summer after my freshman year." -Travis Whaley, Piano Performance, Composition, and German

Want to know more?
Dwight Bigler is happy to answer your questions.

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