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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

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
Folsom Jazz Festival Farewell Concert

Christine Guter, director

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

The Beach Café

CSULB Student ACDA Chapter, producer

Join us for our wonderful Coffee House Cabaret, where our students shine in all types of music. From Musical Theatre to Jazz, from Opera to Rock ’n’ Roll, you never know what you’ll get at the Beach Café. Dessert and coffee are provided by the generosity of the Long Beach Starbucks stores.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10 Friday / Saturday

Chamber Choir: Rivers of Light

Matthew Lyon Hazzard, conductor

Join us in a free concert open to the public as the Bob Cole Chamber Choir explores music of life, loss, and light. Featuring Matthew Lyon Hazzard as guest conductor.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Chamber Choir: Of Love and Protest
University Choir: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Joshua Palkki, conductor

Join us for a double bill choral concert! University Choir will present Nevertheless, She Persisted—selections they will be performing as a featured ensemble at the California Choral Directors Association State Conference in San José. This set features music of women composers and arrangers including Felicia Sandler, Shireen Abu-Khader, Andrea Clearfield, and Andrea Ramsey.

Chamber Choir will present Of Love and Protest—a set of pieces celebrating love and protest featuring the new composition This is How You Love by married couple composing duo Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy C. Takach.

Bel Canto & Forty-Niner Chorus

Matthew Lyon Hazzard and Brian Dokko, conductors

  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

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.

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

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

University Choir is a select ensemble of 50-75 voices. The University Choir has appeared before regional and national conventions of the ACDA and MENC, demonstrating its versatility in presenting works from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Bel Canto presents a variety of rich repertoire of music composed especially for treble voices, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Celebrating Music

Johannes Müller Stosch, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor "Resurrection"
[with soloists 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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