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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Chamber Choir and University Choir

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, directors

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir, crowned "Choir of the World" at the Welsh Eisteddfod in summer 2016 and the CSULB University Choir will present a varied concert of music by Beethoven, Whitacre, Poulenc, Gjello, Kernis, and Runestad. Please join us and meet one of CSULB’s newest faculty member, Dr. Joshua Palkki, in his first appearance with the University Choir.

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

Jonathan Talberg & Brian Dokko, conductors

Join the Men’s, Women’s and Forty-Niner Choruses in a wonderful, varied evening of choral music. This concert will include solos, spirituals, classical choral music, and some fun surprises!

Opera Masterpieces

David Anglin, director

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter & Sean Fitzpatrick, directors

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

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

Winter Festival Concert

Brian Dokko, Sean Fitzpatrick, Christine Guter, Marcus Klotz, Joshua Palkki, and Jonathan Talberg, 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 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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