Choral, Vocal, and Opera Ensembles
The Department Of Music is proud to offer a wide variety of choral ensembles for the aspiring professional musician. Coached and conducted by the foremost leaders in the field, the ensembles exhibit a very high level of performance excellence. Each ensemble is in popular demand and performs concerts both on and off campus. The philosophy of the choral music program is to provide students with a wide exposure to and performance of the standard and contemporary choral literature.
The Voice Department at CSULB provides ample opportunity for the devotee of American Musical Theatre. Students who major in Vocal Performance, Choral Education, or Theatre may audition for shows produced by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts.
The Choral Studies area presents a Musical Theatre Coffeehouse Cabaret every semester, and frequent master classes allow the budding musical theatre performer the opportunity for mock auditions, feedback from professional musical theatre directors, and significant performance experience.
CSULB's Dance Department is ranked in the top ten; voice students are encouraged to develop their dance experience in the nation's most state-of-the-art university dance facility, which is located directly adjacent to the Music Department.
Recent CSULB full productions include Assassins, Into the Woods, Closer than Ever and Side by Side by Sondheim. Concert performances have included works from Carousel, Rent, Les Miserables, Merrily We Roll Along, Camelot, Working, and The Fantasticks.