Camarillo, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 – Members of the community, students, faculty and staff are invited to audition for the CSU Channel Islands Choir – a diverse group with a common interest in singing.  Auditions will be held by appointment through Jan. 23 and can be arranged by contacting the choir’s artistic director, Dr. KuanFen Liu, at 805-278-0375 or downbeatplus@gmail.com.

The choir meets Monday nights from 7 to 9:50 p.m. in Malibu Hall 140 on the CI campus.  The first class meeting of the spring semester is Monday, Jan. 23.  The fee for community participants is $75 per semester, which includes campus parking.

Offered as part of the University’s Performing Arts Program, the choir encompasses all ages and backgrounds and requires some basic musical training.  Community members compose more than two-thirds of the group.  The choir covers a wide range of musical selections, from classical arrangements to spirituals and folk songs.  Members will have the opportunity to perform in concert with Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra.  Due to the choir’s concert program this spring, male voices (tenors and basses) are strongly encouraged to audition.

The choir is led by Professor KuanFen Liu.  Dr. Liu holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, a Master of Music in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in voice performance from Tunghai University in Taiwan.  She has conducted the choir since its inception in 2004.

Visit the choir’s website at http://choir.csuci.edu/ for additional information.

 

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