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 Fall 2017

Monday, August 21: 6:30-9:30 pm (GMC Schroeder Hall)
Tuesday, August 22: 10:00 am-3:30 pm (GMC 1047)
Wednesday, August 23: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (GMC Schroeder Hall)
Thursday, August 24: 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm (GMC 1047)
Friday, August 25: 12:00 pm-2:30 pm (GMC 1047)

* 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?

The first rehearsal for both choirs will be Monday, August 28 in Schroeder Hall.

Results for both groups will be posted by Sunday, August 27th

SSU Symphonic Chorus

SSU Chamber Singers (Concert Choir)