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EIU Department of Music

Choral Ensembles

Concert choir

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an auditioned, select choir consisting of 35-45 voices that performs a wide variety of short- and medium-length choral compositions by significant composers from early classics to notable contemporary works. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music accompanied by light instrumentation.

MUS 0230R-001 Concert Choir meets Wednesdays 1:00-1:50pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00-3:15pm. 

University Mixed Chorus

The University Mixed Chorus is an ensemble of mixed voices that studies and performs a variety of choral literature from early Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque classics to notable contemporary works and large oratorio works accompanied by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra. Open to all university students interested in singing. Music minors may count up to six semester hours toward graduation. Non-music majors may count four semester hours toward graduation.

MUS 0231R-001 University Mixed Chorus meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:00-1:50pm.

Camerata Singers

EIU ChoirCamerata Singers is a select choral ensemble that performs madrigals and other choral literature appropriate for a chamber choir with special emphasis on music before 1750. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music accompanied by light instrumentation.

MUS 0233R-001 Camerata meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-6:50 pm. 

 

 

 

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Harris, Director of Choral Activities, for more information.

 

Additional information about the choral ensembles is available on the following pages:

Graduate Conductors

Cameron Douglas Craig is a professor laureate (2010-2011) in the Department of Geology/Geography at Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Craig currently oversees the Broadcast Meteorology program and works with his meteorology students at WEIUs EMMY award winning news program, “NewsWatch.” In addition to his duties, he created the film production company, Tempestas et Caelum Productions, that allows students to have a platform for creating documentary films for regional PBS stations and classrooms around the world. His newest acquisition is “TCPArts” for the purpose of training students how to film and edit concerts in Doudna and to promote the music department’s talent on a grand scale.

His return to music originates from his youth and as an undergraduate at Indiana State University. A former vocal performance major, Mr. Craig is currently working toward receiving a Master of Arts in Conducting at Eastern Illinois University where he studies with Dr. Rossi. Mr. Craig also writes music that has been used in all of his documentary films.

Mr. Craig’s ultimate goal is to combine all of his fields of study, geography, history, broadcast meteorology and music, to understand the growth, influence and culture of the human spirit to pass on to his students.

 

 

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Contact Information

Music Department

Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3010
music@eiu.edu


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