Welcome to DSU from the Choral Director
I am excited to know that you are interested in choral music at Delaware State University!
Welcome to our celebration of many wonderful years of great choral singing. The unique aspect of the Delaware State University Choral Program is the intertwining of many musical styles, presenting them with great distinction, precision and heart. We seek to meld together classical, gospel, sacred and secular classics, spirituals, and vocal jazz styles into a unique musical tapestry. We are proud of this diversity and we celebrate it.
An audition (or interview) is required in order to participate in the choral ensembles. The audition/interview is a simple one, and most (though not all) who attempt it are successful.
Whether you are planning to major in music or simply want to participate in the various choral ensembles available on campus, we are confident that your experiences will be rewarding.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Lloyd Mallory, musical director
There are two categories of auditioning for the choral program at Delaware State University. The first category is vocal music majors/minors and the second category is non-music majors/minors. All students will audition with the choral director. Those students who are vocal music majors/minors will audition for the music faculty as well. Auditions take place during the first week of every semester. You may also contact the Office of Choral Activities  at 302.857.7399 to schedule your audition time. Vocal/Choral scholarships are available to all students regardless of major/minor.
For scholarship consideration, regardless of major/minor: Students should prepare to perform two vocal selections of contrasting character (If you have been taking private voice lessons, you might want to bring a repertoire list at the time of the audition). It is suggested that you select repertoire that best demonstrates your vocal range, quality and musicality. (Please do not bring choral music to perform, unless you are singing a solo from a larger work.) An accompanist will be provided. You will have time to prepare and practice prior to your audition. The choral director and music faculty will be present for your audition. Scholarship funds are limited and are first come, first served.