Choral Music at Gonzaga

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Welcome to Gonzaga University Choirs!

To our friends and family, to prospective students searching for a creative singing community, and to all music-lovers: we are delighted you are visiting us. The Gonzaga University Choirs maintain an active performance schedule on-campus and on tour, and we invite you to explore our ensembles, concerts, and past performances.

As an academic performance organization that is integral to the Gonzaga community, we pride ourselves in our mission: Choral Artistry and Excellence Rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic, and Humanistic Tradition. We seek to perform diverse music that will invigorate and inspire audiences, and our innovative programs explore intersections between society, culture, and music. Our choirs are open to singers of all abilities, consisting of music majors and non-majors, undergraduate and graduate students, and Gonzaga faculty and friends.

Students who major in vocal performance or music education become adept at performing a wide variety of choral repertoire, from the medieval to modern eras. Upon graduation, our students are competitively positioned to serve as the finest music educators and performers or to pursue graduate music study.

The choirs tour regionally every year in the Seattle and Portland area in addition to regular national and international tours. Recent international tours include China and France. Local performances take place in the beautiful St. Aloysius Church on campus and downtown at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Gonzaga’s Applied Voice Department hosts regular master classes with internationally renowned singers and collaborative pianists. Through these master classes, Gonzaga voice students have numerous opportunities for professional coaching and performance.

If you would like more information or are considering participating in Gonzaga Choirs, please contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly,
Timothy Westerhaus
Director of Choral and Vocal Activities
westerhaus@gonzaga.edu

509-313-6737

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Timothy Westerhaus
Director of Choral Activities
Music Department
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0079
Phone: (509) 313-6737
(800) 986-9585, ext. 6737
Email: westerhaus@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/music
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