Black Swamp Honors Choir

Music Programs


Black Swamp Honors Choir

Defiance College Music Programs will offer the sixth annual Black Swamp Honors Choir to area high school students. The select chorus is featured on the W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival held on the DC Campus. The Black Swamp Honors Choir offers high school students the opportunity to sing with 60 of the area’s best high school singers and also perform with Defiance College ensembles.

2015 Guest Clinicians: Candace Stoffel, Jim Shisler and the Northwesternaires

The great news is:

Selected Students Receive:


Schedule of Events

Black Swamp in ChurchFriday, May 29
Deadline for Applications

May 1 – May 29
Auditions at area high schools

Summer Rehearsal

Thursday, October 29 (evening)
Evening rehearsal on men’s and women’s pieces with the Northwesternaires and DC Women's Chorus. Ice cream social following the rehearsal.

Saturday, October 31 (morning/afternoon)
Morning and afternoon rehearsal on mixed selections. Lunch provided.

Sunday, November 1 (afternoon/early evening)
Afternoon run-through rehearsal followed by performances at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm.


2015 Black Swamp Honors Choir Application

A minimum of five applications are needed for an onsite audition with a maximum of 20 auditions at each school. A $25.00 participation fee is due upon acceptance.

Send completed applications to:

Music Programs
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 29.


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