Concert Choir - Music 361
Concert Choir is a select mixed ensemble requiring an audition and is open to all majors. Singers will explore the artistic pathways and qualities that aide in the pursuit of extraordinary musicianship, and prepare choral literature at a college level. The ensemble is designed to acquaint the student with as much literature as possible, and also to instill the discipline necessary to achieve high performance standards. Individually and collectively, students will gain a sensitivity to style and an awareness of all aspects of musical expression, as well as gain an appreciation of the unique relationships between composer, conductor, and performer. Concert Choir meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. and can be used toward partial fulfillment your co-curricular general education requirement. Auditions are the first two days of fall semester and a two-semester commitment is required, in addition to a mandatory choir retreat, which typically takes place the second Saturday of the semester.
Bass Choir - Music 161
The Marietta College Bass Choir is open to any singer that sings in the traditional male range, regardless of major. No audition is required. The Bass Choir performs music from varied time periods languages, and gives multiple concerts throughout the academic year. The Bass Choir singer will learn to sight read as well as learn other musical concepts as part of the curriculum. This ensemble can be used toward partial fulfillment your co-curricular general education requirement.
Treble Choir - Music 162
The Marietta College Treble Choir is open to any singer that sings in the traditional female range. No audition is required. The Treble Choir performs music from varied time periods languages, and gives multiple concerts throughout the academic year. The Treble Choir singer will learn to sight read as well as learn other musical concepts as part of the curriculum. This ensemble meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. and can be used toward partial fulfillment your co-curricular general education requirement.
Floodstage (Contemporary A Cappella Ensemble) - Music 164
Marietta College’s contemporary a cappella ensemble, known as Floodstage, is a select ensemble of 6 to 12 singers focusing on music in the contemporary a cappella and barbershop harmony. These singers perform frequently within the Marietta community, on campus, and around the state. Floodstage also is called upon to do concert tours for the Music Department. Auditions are held the first two days of fall term.
Oratorio Chorus - Music 163
The Oratorio Chorus performs major choral/orchestral works each semester and is open to both Marietta College students and members of the community. No audition is required. Rehearsals are held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. every Monday beginning in September after Labor Day. Its annual performance of Messiah is as old as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and boasts a standing room only attendance each year of more than 700 attendees. Participation in Oratorio Chorus may be used in partial fulfillment of the co-curricular general education requirements at Marietta College.
Any questions about choral ensembles at Marietta College should be directed to Dr. Jay Dougherty, Director of Choral Activities: firstname.lastname@example.org