BW Men's Chorus

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The BW men's chorus is an offering of the Community Arts School and is open to men high school age and up from throughout the Greater Cleveland community including BW faculty, staff and students. This collaborative effort seeks to bring outstanding male chorus singing to Northeast Ohio. The group has performed to standing-room-only audiences, has collaborated in concert with several outstanding music organizations and has received rave reviews from throughout the Greater Cleveland Community.

The chorus performs a wide variety of chorale literature written especially for the male voice. This includes classical literature, as well as some pop and Broadway. Members should have some background in music (instrumental or vocal) and a basic knowledge of music reading and pitch matching.

Under the Direction of Frank Bianchi

Time: Regular rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:50 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Schedule: Rehearsals start on Tuesday, August 26

Location: Boesel Musical Arts Center, Fynette Kulas Hall, Room 142

Tuition: $150 per year (or $100/semester, a non-discounted rate if you choose to pay by semester). Fall semester is from August to December, and spring semester is from January to April. There is a one-time registration fee of $25.00 per academic year.

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season of the BW Men’s Chorus will be held on Monday, August 26 on campus at Baldwin Wallace University.

Auditions are by appointment only.

Please familiarize yourself with the audition requirements prior to signing up and contact Frank Bianchi, director, at fbianchi@bw.edu with any questions.

You will be notified via email of your acceptance or non-acceptance into the chorus. Once you receive that email, you must acknowledge your acceptance with a return email.


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BW Men's Chorus Events

Summer Glee Club Sing
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Open seating

Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea, OH
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Holiday Concert at Plymouth Church
Friday, December 13, 2019 8:00 p.m.
2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Hts, OH
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Concert at Fairlawn Lutheran Church
Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:00 p.m.
3415 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333
Open seating

Spring Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street, Berea, OH
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Faculty

Frank Bianchi, founder and director
Frank Bianchi is adjunct professor of music at the BW Conservatory of Music and is the founding director of the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus, a chorus that has been recognized as being among the finest collegiate male choruses in the state and one of the first collegiate choruses of its’ kind to include distinguished community musicians as well as college students, faculty and staff. Bianchi has held several offices in both the Ohio Choral Directors Association and the Ohio Music Education Association and is a past recipient of the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award given annually by the State of Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). He has received outstanding teaching and distinguished service awards in both Brunswick and Medina City Schools and was recently inducting into the hall of fame at John Marshall High School (Cleveland, Ohio), where he attended high school. He is an active member of OMEA, the American Choral Director Association and the National Association of Music Educators.

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Michelle Massouh Makhlouf, accompanist
Michelle is a Staff Accompanist with Baldwin Wallace. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance with an emphasis in  Accompanying from the University of Akron. Prior to earning her Master’s  degree, Michelle served as the Staff Accompanist at Kent State University-Stark Campus and the University of Akron for several years. Michelle joined the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus in August 2015 and the BW Singers in August 2016. She also accompanied the Baldwin Wallace Women’s Chorus in 2015, and is presently accompanying Treble Choir. Michelle is an accomplished accompanist. She accompanies The Cleveland Pops Chorus, and has served as the Staff Accompanist at Jackson High School since graduating from BGSU. Michelle has accompanied multiple productions at numerous local theaters, including Kent State University Lyric Theatre Ensemble, Solon Center for the Arts, Actors’ Summit Theater, North Canton Playhouse, and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. Michelle is also an accomplished bassoonist. She has played the bassoon with the True North Orchestra and the Cleveland Winds. She is also a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Michelle lives in Independence with her husband and their four daughters. 

 

 

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