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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ole Miss Choirs Prospective Students

If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to our choral faculty.

Dr. Donald Trott dtrott@olemiss.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Hearn ehearn@olemiss.edu

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact our choral faculty.

Do I have to audition to be a part of the Ole Miss Choirs?
Yes.  Students (both music majors and non-majors) are required to audition for choir. However, your audition is to give us the information we need to place you in an ensemble. So, rest assured, there is a place for YOU in Ole Miss Choirs.

How many choral ensembles do you have?
We have five ensembles that make up the Ole Miss Choral Department. Women’s Ensemble (SSA), Women’s Glee (SSAA), Men’s Glee (TTBB), University Chorus (SATB) and Concert Singers (SATB).  Concert Singers is our premiere auditioned ensemble with an established reputation for outstanding choral performance across the United States and in Europe.

Visit https://choral.olemiss.edu/about-us/ensembles/ for more info!

Do I have to be a music major to be in choir?
Not at all! In fact, our choral program is about 40% non-music majors and we welcome anyone that wants to sing and contribute to our great organization.

How much time do the choral/vocal ensembles require?
University Chorus, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s and Women’s Glee all rehearse MWF from 12:00-12:50
Concert Singers rehearses MW from 2-2:50 and T TH from 2:30-3:45.

We typically perform anywhere from 2-4 performances per semester.

What kinds of scholarships are available?
The Department of Music offers scholarships to qualified students entering the University of Mississippi. Choral scholarships are available to students who elect to be music majors, music minors, or who simply want to participate in a choir as a non-music major. All students interested in receiving a choral scholarship must audition for the choral faculty. Scholarships are awarded based upon talent, and choral/vocal program needs.

Is there any cost to being involved in the Choirs?
There is a cost for obtaining your concert attire. For the women, the concert dress costs approximately $70 and for the men, the tuxedo costs approximately $140.

Why do I want to be a member of the Ole Miss Choirs?
Our students are happy to share with you why they love being a member of the choir – https://www.facebook.com/OleMissChoir/posts/2858649130855249

I want to be a music major, now what?
Visit our audition page or our music department page for details about becoming a music major.

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