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Musical Theatre

The Voice area at the Bob Cole Conservatory provides ample opportunity for the devotee of American Musical Theatre. Students who major in Vocal Performance, Choral Education, or Theatre may audition for shows produced by the Conservatory and the Department of Theatre Arts.

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir performs One Day More from Les Misérables at Beach Café.

The Voice area presents a The Beach Café every semester, and frequent masterclasses allow the budding musical theatre performer the opportunity for mock auditions, feedback from professional musical theatre performers, and significant performance experience.

CSULB's Dance Department is ranked nationally in the top ten; voice students are encouraged to develop their dance experience in the University's state-of-the-art dance facility, which is located directly adjacent to the Conservatory.

Selected Repertoire

Recent CSULB full productions include The Last Five Years, Spring Awakening, Assassins, Into the Woods, Closer than Ever and Side by Side by Sondheim. Concert performances have included works from Carousel, Rent, Les Misérables, Merrily We Roll Along, Camelot, Working , and many others.

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Pacific Standard Time
Monterey Jazz Festival Farewell Concert

Christine Guter, director

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • 7:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

The Opera Institute Presents:
Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites

David Anglin, director

Sung in French with English subtitles. More info.

John Alexander and the Bob Cole Chamber Choir

John Alexander, conductor

The award-winning Bob Cole Chamber Choir is excited to collaborate with renowned conductor John Alexander. Alexander is the Artistic Director Emeritus of Pacific Chorale, having served as Artistic Director and Conductor from 1972 to 2017; he also held faculty positions at CSU-Northridge and CSU-Fullerton.

University Choir, Bel Canto, and Forty-Niner Chorus: Hope For Resolution

Joshua Palkki, Matthew Lyon Hazzard, and Brian Dokko, conductors 

Join us as three of our CSULB choral ensembles present a powerful program of music on themes of unity and reconciliation, featuring music from Palestrina to modern composers Libby Larsen, Gwen McLeod Hall, and Dominic DiOrio. The three choirs will combine to perform the concert’s namesake, a choral work by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory dedicated to Nelson Mandela (the first publicly elected black president of South Africa) and his predecessor F. W. de Klerk.

Celebrating Music

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor "Resurrection"
[with Courtney Ankerfelt—mezzo-soprano, Saane Halaholo—soprano, and combined CSULB choirs]

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets $15/10

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Cynthia Dicken, director

Join us for an exciting evening of music hosted by our award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocal jazz program!

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 4:00pm/8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 4:00pm / 8:00pm
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