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Meadows Choirs

Dedicated to performing excellence in the choral art, the choral program at SMU has a rich tradition dating back more than 40 years. Throughout this period, members of SMU choral ensembles have gone on to successful careers as vocalists, conductors, music educators and church music leaders, some achieving national and international acclaim in their field. The tradition continues this year with concerts by our outstanding mixed choirs, the Meadows Chorale and the Meadows Chamber Singers, and our superb treble ensemble, Concordia (formerly Diva Dolce), all under the direction of Pamela Elrod Huffman, Director of Choral Activities. Students of all ages and academic concentrations may audition for any of the SMU choirs. For more information about the choral program, contact Dr. Huffman at pelrod@smu.edu.

SMU Choral Department 2021-2022

Meadows Chamber Singers (PERE 5114)

A select vocal ensemble comprised of the most advanced vocal talent in the university; open through audition to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. Meadows Chamber Singers fulfills major ensemble requirements for SMU degree programs.

  • Rehearsals: MWF 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Meadows Chorale (PERE 5113)

This large mixed choir is open through audition to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. Meadows Chorale fulfills major ensemble requirements for SMU degree programs.

  • Rehearsals: MWF 3:00 – 3:50 pm

Concordia (PERE 5116)

A treble choir that performs an eclectic mix of repertoire from chamber works to opera excerpts to standard choral works. Concordia is open to all undergraduate and graduate students (regardless of major) through audition. This choir fulfills major ensemble requirements for SMU degree programs.

  • Rehearsals: TTH 12:30 – 1:50 pm

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Fall 2021 Auditions: Sunday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 25

Please note: Incoming Meadows voice majors will audition separately on Wednesday, August 18 – you do not need to audition again.

For all students who are new to the choral program, the audition will consist of vocalization, sight-reading, and the performance of a prepared solo from the standard classical vocal repertoire, such as an art song or aria (please note that you may be asked to sing only an excerpted portion of the selection, in order to keep the audition within the desired time limits). Although we prefer an art song or aria, if you are unable to prepare a solo of this nature, you may sing either “Amazing Grace” or “America” (“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”) instead. An accompanist will be provided.

An audition sign-up sheet will be posted outside the Choral Hall in mid-August – please select a time that is convenient for you. If you cannot audition during one of the posted times, contact Dr. Huffman immediately, and an alternative time will be arranged. Questions? Contact Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman, Director of Choral Activities, at pelrod@smu.edu.


SMU CHOIRS 2021-2022 CONCERT SEASON

Thursday, October 6, 2021
Caruth Auditorium (Owen Fine Arts Center)
7:30 pm
(Dress rehearsal: Tuesday, October 4; 6:30 – 9:30 pm)

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Caruth Auditorium (Owen Fine Arts Center)
2:30 pm
(Dress rehearsal: Saturday, November 20; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Thursday, March 3, 2022
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas
1835 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
7:30 pm
(Dress rehearsal: Tuesday, March 1; 6:30 – 9:30 pm)

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Caruth Auditorium (Owen Fine Arts Center)
2:30 pm
(Dress rehearsal: Saturday, April 23; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

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