The Singing Owls is a chorus comprised of Temple University students and members of the Greater Philadelphia community, and is open to all without audition. All singers will need to be assessed for the purpose of placement within the ensemble. The primary goal of the Singing Owls is the appreciation and performance of music from diverse places, cultures, and time periods. Singers will learn and develop skills such as uniform pitch, rhythm, dynamics, breathing, posture and diction. The repertoire for this ensemble varies from semester to semester, but is selected to expose students to the gamut of choral music, from the 16th century to today, and from across the globe.
Presser Hall, Temple University Main Campus. Room 240.
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM (Optional voice and sight-singing classes: 7:00-7:30 PM)
Directed by Rollo Dilworth, Music Education Chair, Boyer College of Music and Dance
What are the membership requirements?
Choir members should be able to match pitch and have a good ear, or have modest music-reading ability, or both. There is no audition to become a member of the choir; however, each member will be vocally assessed for the purpose of placement within the ensemble. Review sessions on the topics of sight-reading and vocal production will be offered prior to each rehearsal (free of charge). Choir members may miss one rehearsal per semester and still perform in the concert.
What do I need to bring?
For the first Singing Owls rehearsal, choir members should bring a pencil, a personal calendar, and bottled water (if needed). Music will be distributed at the first rehearsal.
Directions and Parking
Directions to Temple University’s Main Campus and to Presser Hall may be found here: http://www.temple.edu/maps/index.htm
Free street parking around the Presser/Tyler complex is available. Members may also park in Temple Lot 10 (entrance located at 12th & Diamond Streets); the Lot 10 fee is $17.