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Preparatory Chorus

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

Auditions january 18, 2017 for spring semester, email ssykes@shepherd for more information.

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The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is pleased to announce another exciting season for the Shepherd Preparatory Chorus. The choir is under the direction of Dr. David Gonzol, Professor and Director of Music Education at Shepherd. The Shepherd Preparatory Chorus membership is comprised of both male and female vocalists who are currently in grades 3-8. The chorus rehearses on 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 is $125 per semester and includes two free family member admissions to each concert. Financial Aid is available, thanks to a generous donation from Younis Orthodontics.

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 Policies and Procedures 2016-2017

Preparatory Chorus Registration Form 2016-2017

Preparatory Chorus Rehearsal Schedule 2016-2017

For additional information or to register for the chorus and schedule an audition, please email

Rehearsals for the Preparatory Chorus for spring 2017, Wednesday January 18 – April 26, 2017.

Spring concert Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30pm at The Frank Center Theater