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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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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.

  • Friday, September 25, 2015
    Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10

Liederabend: Art Songs in English

Ivor Gurney: Five Elizabethan Songs—Mason Allred, baritone
Benjamin Britten: A Charm of Lullabies Op. 41—Molly Burnside, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs Op. 29—Jack Wilkins, tenor
Alan L.Smith: Vignette: Letters from George to Evelyn—Vincentia Deidra Geraldine, soprano
Guk-Hui Han, director

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

University and Chamber Choirs

Jonathan Talberg and Olga Spriggs, directors

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

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

Stacy Oh, Brian Dokko and Regan MacNay, conductors

  • Friday, October 30, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter and Ian Brekke, directors

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Winter Festival Concert

Jonathan Talberg, Olga Spriggs, Christine Guter, Stacy Oh and Regan MacNay, conductors

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