Are there scholarships available?
Yes, if the student is registered in MUS 123, then that student may be eligible for a financial aid grant. Please note, that once this institutional grant is applied, it may change your eligibility for other monies in your financial aid package, so you may or may not see a reduction in your tuition responsibilities.
I participated in my church or high school choir, but I still can’t read music. Can I still participate?
Yes, singers of all reading levels are welcome. Reading instructions will be taught within the course.
I haven't participated in a choir before, but I love to sing. Can I still participate?
Yes, singers who possess the ability to match pitch and create clear vocal tone will be able to participate in the program.
Is there an audition involved?
Yes, there will be an audition at the start of each semester to evaluate skill level and establish vocal placement within the ensemble. If the director determines that your ears are not ready for the challenges of choral singing, individual lessons can be arranged.
My class/work schedule conflicts with rehearsals. Can I still participate?
Choral singing is a group activity, so it is critical that all members are able to rehearse as a team. Conflicting schedules are discussed on an individual basis. Please contact the director.
Are there music classes available?
Yes, we currently offer a minor in music that is available to students majoring in any field at ODU.
What other performance opportunities are available?
Depending on the size and ability of the groups, there will be opportunities to sing at other community and diocesan events from local charities to professional conferences. Some of the groups may even tour to promote the university at high schools and to recruit prospective students.