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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University and Chamber Choirs

Jonathan Talberg and Olga Spriggs, 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.

  • 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

Please join us for an evening of OPERA excerpts exploring the world of mystery, fairytale & the MOON! We feature works by: Orff, Debussy, Rossini, Offenbach, Puccini, Sondheim, Massenet, Bizet and Dvořák.

Stage Direction—Sara Widzer; Musical Direction—David Anglin. Featuring the talented singer / actors of the The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Opera Institute.

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz and Tonic

Christine Guter and Loren Battley, directors

Join us for an exciting evening of music, hosted by our award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocal jazz program! The groups will be performing newly commissioned works by Rosana Eckert and Paris Rutherford, as well as pieces by Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Joe Henderson, The New York Voices, Frank Foster, Bobby McFerrin, and many more. You’re sure to enjoy this uplifting, energetic, and joyful performance!

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

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

In our second fall Opera offering, the younger singers present an evening of favorite operatic arias and ensembles.

  • 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

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 three 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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