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Chorale Auditions

We are excited to announce open auditions for the 2017-2018 Lourdes University Chorale (LUC). Performance opportunities for the next year include two formal concerts per semester, performances for various holidays and special university events. The student-based LUC will perform a wide variety of music, with opportunities to form smaller, specialized vocal groups. The LUC is open to students of every major.


Auditions are informal and will comprise of a determination of vocal range, performance of a well-known song and a brief discussion of musical experience (ability to read music is not necessary). Auditions will be held by appointment in Canticle Center Chorale Rehearsal Room CC 142. Early audition deadline is April 28.

Please contact Bobby Rue, Vocal Music Director at to schedule an audition.

Chorale Scholarship

Lourdes University now offers a competitive Chorale Music Scholarship to select students involved in the Lourdes University Chorale. Available to talented students regardless of their major, the scholarship does not require a minor in music.

Applying for the Scholarship

An on-campus audition is required to apply for one of the competitive Lourdes University Chorale Music Scholarships. While students’ academic merit and financial need are taken into consideration, the scholarship awards are based largely on the audition. Though it is desirable for Lourdes University Chorale members to read music, it is not a requirement.


  • Individuals who wish to audition are encouraged to provide their own pianist. A pianist can be made available at a nominal fee. Auditions are held in the Canticle Center Chorale Room, 5335 Silica Drive.
  • Auditions at local high schools or private voice studios can also be arranged.
  • Students who live more than 35 miles from Lourdes University can submit a live, unedited recording in .mp3 format or via a YouTube or other website link.
  • On-site auditions may be waived for local students under some circumstances. The same submission process for students who live more than 35 miles away will apply.

Next Step

If you have any questions about the scholarship, the Lourdes University Chorale or would like to set up an audition, please contact Bobby Rue, Vocal Music Director, at or 419-517-8417.

Justin T. Kelley

Justin T. Kelley
Pep Band Director
Work: 419-824-3772
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Bobby Rue

Bobby Rue
Vocal Music Director
Work: 419-517-8417
Email | Bio