Vocal Performance

BC’s Music Department offers a variety of performance opportunities for singers: the Concert Choir, the vocal jazz ensemble (Celebration!), and the chamber choir. These vocal performing ensembles participate in musical concerts, festivals, tours, student-led programs, and numerous venues at Bellevue College and in our community. Please read through audition materials (if applicable). Contact Tom Almli, Music Dept. Chair at 425-564-2089 or e-mail: thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu for more information, or to make an appointment.

Concert Choir

MUSC 100 Concert Choir I • V1-3 Cr.

Ensemble provides vocal performance opportunities of traditional choral literature, great masterworks and musical theater scenes. Covers vocal production, reading music, and musical expression. Includes daily and scheduled rehearsals, and performances outside of class. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Upon Registration a Voice Part Placement will be required.

Concert Choir II

MUSC 200 Concert Choir II • V1-3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for student singers who have completed three quarters of MUSC 100. Students gain understanding and skills essential to group and choral singing. Requires 5 hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled outside rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Upon Registration a Voice Part Placement will be required.

Vocal Jazz & Recording Ensemble “Celebration”

MUSC 109 Vocal Jazz & Recording Ensemble • 3 Cr.

Develops the vocal techniques, performance, and recording skills necessary to the contemporary recording studio singer. Ensemble members are selected by audition from the college choir. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) by entry code. Students registered in MUSC 109 must be concurrently registered in MUSC 100 unless waived by the department.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Celebration”

MUSC 205 Vocal Jazz Ensemble • 3 Cr.

Develops the vocal techniques, performance, and recording skills necessary to the contemporary recording studio singer. Ensemble members are selected by audition from college choir members who have completed three quarters of MUSIC 105 or MUSC 109. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) by entry code. Students registered in MUSC 205 must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 200 unless waived by the department.

Chamber Choir

MUSC 103 Chamber Choir • 3 Cr.

A performance class open to advanced vocalists by audition. Chamber choir includes five hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled outside rehearsals and performances. Course is designed to expose students to the most advanced musical idioms on a regular basis, including madrigals, Baroque, classical and romantic period literature. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) and concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100.