Choral Music


The SSU Choral Program, under the direction of Jenny Bent, maintains a very busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, tours, and retreats.  Singers share the experience of performing beloved and notable choral works, while acquiring significant technique and scholarship that will help prepare them for professional careers in music.

Contact:  Dr. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities



Singers can sign up for an audition time HERE

Simply click on the circle that contains the date you wish to audition. Then click on one of the available times.
Please contact Dr. Jenny Bent by email or phone at 707-664-3925 if you have any questions or need assistance.


Audition days and times for Spring 2018

Monday, January 22 11am-1pm
8:30pm-9:40pm (Symphonic Chorus auditions only)
Tuesday, January 23 10am-1pm
Wednesday, January 24 12:30pm-1pm
Thursday, January 25 10am-12pm

* Note for Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Education Majors: Your Vocal Repertory audition will count as your choir audition. An additional audition may be requested for singers being considered for Symphonic Chorus.

What should I prepare for the audition?

Singers are asked to bring one prepared piece of his or her choosing, or may choose one of the three pieces available outside Dr. Bent’s door (GMC 2071). The piece should demonstrate tone, ability to match pitch, range, and intonation. A pianist will be provided, however, printed sheet music is not required.

When is the first rehearsal?

Rehearsals for Symphonic begin Monday, January 22 in Schroeder Hall
Rehearsals for Concert Choir begin Monday, January 29 in Schroeder Hall

Results for both groups will be posted by Sunday, January 28.

SSU Symphonic Chorus

SSU Chamber Singers (Concert Choir)