An auditioned choral ensemble for students in grades 3-8.

Shepherd Preparatory Chorus

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Upcoming Preparatory Chorus Concerts and Rehearsals

The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is pleased to announce the debut of the Shepherd Preparatory Chorus. Dr. David Gonzol, Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Shepherd, will conduct the chorus. The Shepherd Preparatory Chorus membership will be comprised of both male and female vocalists who are currently in grades 3-8. The chorus will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:10-7:25 p.m. throughout the school year at the Frank Arts Center on the Shepherd University campus. The tuition fee for the Shepherd Preparatory Chorus will be $125 per semester and will include two free family member admissions to each concert.

Dr. David Gonzol holds degrees from Messiah College and Temple University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park and earned Mastery Certificates in the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk approaches from the University of St. Thomas. He taught music in public schools in Pennsylvania and Idaho, and at colleges and universities there, as well as in Maryland and Minnesota.

Preparatory Chorus Application Form

Preparatory Chorus Policies and Procedures

For additional information or to register for the chorus and schedule an audition, please contact Kari Edge: 304-876-5555 or Information regarding the Chorus and other Preparatory Division activities can also be found at the Shepherd Department of Music Website at