Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

The Opera Institute

The CSULB Opera Institute gives pre-professional opera singers the opportunity to perform fully staged, orchestrally accompanied operas yearly. Our nationally recognized opera program provides weekly master classes with working professional artists, directors, agents, and diction coaches. Recent alums of the Opera Institute are singing on major opera stages worldwide, studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, and giving recitals at festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Opera Festival di Roma, Music Academy of the West, and Glimmerglass Opera. Admission to the workshop is by audition only. Dr. David Anglin is the Director of the program.

Opera Audition Dates

Current audition dates and information for Opera are located on the Voice Auditions page.

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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.

ACDA Preview Concert

Jonathan Talberg, director

Men’s, Women’s and ’49er Choruses

Stacy Oh, Brian Dokko and Regan MacNay, conductors

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a wonderful concert by our ’town and gown’ ensembles. Made up of students, faculty and alumni from throughout the University, our Men’s, Women’s and ’49er Choruses celebrate the beauty of community and joy of singing in this special concert.

Chamber Choir and University Choir

Jonathan Talberg, director

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.

Smetana’s The Bartered Bride

Johannes Müller-Stosch—conductor, Andrew Chown—director

  • Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 8:00pm
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 2:00pm/8:00pm
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 @ 2:00pm
  • University Theatre
  • Tickets $25/15

Liederabend: Art Songs in English

Guk-Hui Han, director

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • 1:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Women’s and Men’s Choruses

Jonathan Talberg, conductor

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter, director

Join us for an exciting evening of music, hosted by our award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocal jazz program! You’re sure to enjoy this uplifting, energetic, and joyful performance!

  • Saturday, May 7, 2016
  • 4:00pm/8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 * 4:00pm / 8:00pm
  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
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  • Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
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