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, whether undergraduate or graduate, of any major. Under the direction of Dr. Dwight Bigler, the choirs sing the finest choral repertoire from all time periods and genres.

Sign up for auditions in person at Dr. Bigler's office (242-J Squires Student Center, facing Alumni Mall) by the first day of each semester. Sign up sheets are posted on the wall by Dr. Bigler's office at least three days before each semester begins. Auditions occur throughout the first week of each semester. The audition 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 required for Tech Men or Women’s Chorus.

Chamber Singers - Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 3:35 to 5:15 p.m.

  • We 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 are touring Ireland in 2015.
  • We have collaborated with the American Opera Theater and regularly perform with the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra.
  • 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.
    - Pass the standard audition (see audition requirements listed above).

Tech Men - Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:55 p.m.

  • 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. 

  • 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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