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CSU Channel Islands Choir Announces Spring Auditions

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CSU Channel Islands Choir

The CSU Channel Islands (CI) Choir is now holding auditions for its combination university-community choir.  Auditions will be held by appointment up until the first rehearsal of the year on Monday, Jan. 13.  At this time, the choir is specifically looking for tenors, baritones and basses.  Contact the choir’s choral director, Dr. KuanFen Liu, at 805-278-0375 ordownbeatplus@gmail.com, to schedule an audition.

The choir is made up of CI students and faculty members, as well as members of the community.  Offered as part of the University’s Performing Arts Program, the choir is a weekly class that meets every Monday evening from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Malibu Hall 140.  Each semester, the curriculum covers a wide range of musical genres and periods from Medieval to the present time, and offers members the chance to perform publicly throughout Ventura County as well as on the CI campus.

The choir is led by Dr. 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.

For 2014, concerts will be performed in late March, early May and December.  The highlight of the March concert will be the performance of Brahm’s Requiem, accompanied by the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra and professional soloists.

To learn more about the class, visit the choir’s website at http://choir.csuci.edu or contact Dr. Liu at 805-278-0375 ordownbeatplus@gmail.com.

Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is the sponsor of the choir.  CICA is a 501 (c)(3) organization that serves Ventura County, bringing music education and performance to the local schools and community. For more information, visit the CICA website at www.cicachoir.org or contact Nina Ruhland at 805-914-4589 or egruhland@aol.com.

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