Published: Aug. 17, 2009

MSU choral union to hold auditions

Contact(s): Amanda Darche MSU College of Music office: (517) 355-7661, ext. 16

The Michigan State University Choral Union will hold auditions for its 2009-10 season at 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 and Sept. 2.

Auditions will take place on the MSU campus in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 147, at the southeast corner of Red Cedar and Wilson. The first rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 2.

Those auditioning should be prepared to vocalize and sing the first verse of  “The Star Spangled Banner.” Previous choral singing experience is desirable, but not required. No appointment is necessary, but individuals are asked to come at 6 p.m. for a general
information session. Individual auditions will follow immediately.

The MSU Choral Union is conducted by David Rayl, MSU director of choral programs.

“The group is made up of adult singers from throughout the greater Lansing area,” says Rayl. “Its members come with a wide variety of musical experiences and abilities. The unifying element is their common love of choral singing.”

Members pay a $45 per semester registration fee and pay for their own musical scores. The 2009-10 season will include a performance of Poulenc's “Gloria,” with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra; a sing-along “Messiah”; and Parts II and III of Handel's “Messiah” with
members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.


For additional information, contact David Rayl at or at (517) 353-9122.




Founded in 1993, the Community Music School (CMS) is the outreach division of the MSU College of Music. The mission of CMS is to provide comprehensive music education – quality instruction, related music services, and educational programs – for interested individuals of all ages and levels