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Auditions set for new SFA Choristers

August 25, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
Carolyn Andrews
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University' Music Preparatory Division has announced the formation of the SFA Choristers to be directed by Carolyn Andrews.

Formerly the SFA Children's Choir, the Choristers will be comprised of students in 5th through 8th grades. Rehearsals will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 8 in Room 170 (orchestra room) in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building.

Auditions for the SFA Choristers will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. Auditions will also be held on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 at the Music Prep House. Singers are encouraged to be prepared to sing a simple folk tune such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" or a more elaborate solo of their choice, according to Pat Barnett, director of the Music Preparatory Division.

"We are so happy to have Carolyn Andrews as the choirmaster," Barnett said.

Andrews is a graduate of Baylor University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education degree and studied piano at the Brevard Summer Institute and sang in the Institute Chorus. She also conducted various choirs wherever she resided. Most recently, Andrews is the music teacher and choir director at Regents Academy in Nacogdoches.

During the fall semester, the Choristers will meet for 14 weeks and will end the semester with a choral concert. Tuition for the ensemble is $60 for the semester.

For more information, contact Barnett at pbarnett@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1291.