An advanced SATB ensemble of 50 singers made up of the departments vocal majors. This ensemble has long been recognized as one of the state's finest. Activities for the 97-98 school include performances in Honolulu, Hawaii (May 98). Literature performed represents the finest composed with special emphasis on a "a cappella" forms. Membership based on audition.
The oldest of the campus ensembles, this ensemble is designed for the non-voice major. Students in this ensemble represent various areas of the music department, as well as students from other disciplines on the university campus. Music includes a variety of styles including sacred, folk, musical theater. A major work with orchestra is scheduled for performance at least once a year.
A select ensemble that specializes in jazz and jazz related forms. Students in this area are exposed to performance practices used in studio and recording setting. Performances include appearances at local and state Jazz Festivals. Ensemble enrollment is open to all students campus wide.
The CSU Northridge's Women's Chorale performs a wide variety of music, from medieval to modern experimental music, Western art music and works from the evolving multicultural canon.
Katherine Baker, Director
One of the oldest vocal ensembles, the University Chorus was designed for the non-music major. The conductor welcomes students from all majors and encourages campus wide participation by any male or female student who loves to sing. Each semester, the chorus sings a concert for the public. During the past several years the programs have included complete works from the great sacred and secular classics performed with instrumental ensembles.
The University Chorus focuses on the study of a variety of musical styles through the performance of choral literature which includes sacred music, spirituals, folk music, and major choral works.