Voice and Choirs
Western's vocal/choral program has earned a reputation as one of the finest university programs in the Pacific Northwest. The WWU Concert Choir has been chosen to perform at recent national and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference, while Western's opera program is known for its award-winning productions. Numerous vocal program alumni have gone on to successful performance careers in opera and musical theater, while others have become accomplished private studio instructors, music teachers, and conductors.
There are performing opportunities for everyone--music majors and non-majors alike--in Western's choral program in both auditioned and non-auditioned choirs and in WWU's opera program. Singers in the choral program are also encouraged to study privately with our world class voice faculty, increasing vocal skills to complement their musical knowledge and performance experience. If you have any questions, consult the Vocal Area FAQ and our Vocal Area Policies.
Once your form is received, you will be contacted to schedule your audition time.
Performances at the ACDA and MENC National, Divisional, and State Conferences
European & South American Concert Tours: 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013
Full-Scale Opera Productions, Opera Scenes, and Musical Theater
- Concert Choir's International Performance Tours
- WWU's Annual Invitational Choral Festival
- ACDA National Convention Performance
- ACDA Student Chapter
- Fall Choral Retreat
- Men's Choral Festival
Leslie Guelker-Cone -- Vocal Area Coordinator, Director of Choral Activities
Amber Sudduth Bone -- Voice, Opera, Pedagogy
Tim Fitzpatrick -- Choral Music Education, Advanced Women's Chorale, University Choir
Edward Cook -- Voice
Jay Rozendaal -- Voice, Opera
Kathryn Weld -- Voice
Melissa Plagemann -- Voice
Jonathan Silvia -- Voice