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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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* Events marked with an asterisk are free with a valid Music Major Pass

The Beach Café

Jonathan Talberg, director

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. Sponsored by the CSULB chapter of the ACDA.

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10

Chamber and University Choirs

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, directors

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks.

Fall Choral Concert: Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Matthew Hazzard, Marcus Klotz, and Brian Dokko, conductors

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Opera Masterpieces

Suzan Hanson, director

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 8:00PM
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 4:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Sean Fitzpatrick, directors

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 *

Winter Festival Concert

Jonathan Talberg, director

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for over five decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Möller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, of course the combined voices of all seven CSULB choirs!

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