choral - vocal

 

International Choir

The premier choral ensemble on campus, Wayland’s International Choir was created in 1949 by Dr. Shelby Collier. The choir has maintained a reputation for excellence as it has performed throughout the United States and abroad.

The choir tours extensively each year, singing for schools, churches and other events throughout the Southwest, North America, and abroad. This outstanding choir has been selected to sing for such prestigious audiences as the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the American-Czech Choral Festival in Prague, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. The choir recently toured Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, performing in various locations.

Membership in International Choir is by audition only. Choir members represent students from virtually every discipline on campus. If the student loves to sing and has had previous choral experience, he or she is eligible to audition for this premier ensemble.

Wayland Singers Chorus

Wayland Singers Chorus is a non-audition mixed choir representing students from across campus. WSC performs genres from all Western European time periods and styles such as vocal jazz, music theater,gospel, pop,contemporary Christian and advanced 21st Century choral repertoire compositions. Rehearsing three times each week, WSC presents fall, Christmas, and spring concerts in Harral Auditorium, the university’s main concert hall. In addition, the choir sings in area churches,mission facilities, and often combines with the International Choir to perform major works with the Plainview Symphony.

Opera/ Musical Theatre (for Vocal Performance Major and Minor)

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Praise Ensemble Lab (for Church Music Major and Minor)

Study of contemporary Christian worship in practical settings; practical experience in contemporary worship planning and leading; technical study of singing and playing contemporary praise songs; and practical training and presentation with praise ensemble band in worship settings. This course is recommended for all church music majors.

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About the Director

International Choir --- Dr. Steven Weber

 

Steven Weber

Dr. Steven Weber
Director of Choirs and Professor of Choral Education

1900 West 7th  Street - CMB 1286
Plainview, Texas 79072

(806) 291-1075

Fax: (806) 291-1967

Office : HMC129

webers@wbu.edu

 

Dr. Steven Weber, who has spent the past 24 years as Director of Choral Activities at Amarillo College, has been named Director of Choir and Professor of Choral Education at Wayland. Weber earned his doctorate in choral music from Arizona State University in 1992. He also holds a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy from ASU, a master’s degree in choral conducting from The Catholic University of America, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College.  Professionally, Dr. Weber has performed with the Norman Luboff Choir, the United States Singing Sergeants and the Paul Hill Chorale. While at Amarillo College, Dr. Weber conducted the Amarillo College Choir and the Amarillo College Vocal Jazz.  In addition, he has served as director of the Amarillo Master Chorale, a semi-professional adult choir performing at least two major concerts per season, often in collaboration with other regional arts organizations. At Wayland, he will direct choirs, teach choral music education and conducting courses, and supervise student teachers.

The School of Music at Wayland Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music