CI Choir announces spring 2015 auditions
Students, Professors, Community Join to Create a Unique Choir

Camarillo, CA - The CSU Channel Islands (CI) Choir will be holding auditions for its combination university-community choir. Auditions will be held by appointment the week of Jan. 12-18. At this time, the Choir is specifically looking for tenors, baritones and basses. Contact the Choir’s choral director, KuanFen Liu at 805-278-0375 or to schedule an audition.

The Choir is made up of CI students and faculty, as well as members of the community. Offered as part of the University’s Performing Arts program, the Choir is a weekly class that meets every Monday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Malibu Hall 140. Each semester, the curriculum covers a wide range of musical genres and periods from Medieval to the present time, and offers members the chance to perform publicly throughout Ventura County as well as on the CI campus.

For 2015, concerts will be performed in May and December. The highlight of the May concert will be the performance of Haydn’s “Creation” oratorio, accompanied by the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra and professional soloists. Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, “The Creation” is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” the oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world.

The Choir is led by KuanFen Liu. Liu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, a Master of Music in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in voice performance from Tunghai University in Taiwan. She has conducted the Choir since its inception in 2004.

Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is the sponsor of the Choir. CICA is a 501(c)3 organization that serves Ventura County, bringing music education and performance to local schools and community. For more information visit the CICA website at:

About California State University Channel Islands
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