The Bemidji Choir

The Bemidji Choir, founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, is the premier ensemble at Bemidji State University. Membership is by audition, and is open to all majors.

2019-2020 Bemidji Choir List

Come be a part of an 82-year-old legacy, build lasting friendships, and create powerful memories that will last a lifetime!
Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 Bemidji Choir will be from August 24-26, 2019. Callbacks for all sections will be on Tuesday, August 27 between 6pm and 10pm.

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To register for The Bemidji Choir, enroll in MUS 4800-01.

Interested in singing in other choirs? Enroll in:
Damenstimmen (SSA voices, MUS 3800 – 01)
Musikanten (TB voices, MUS 4820 – 01). 

The Bemidji Choir was accepted by audition to perform at the 2001, 2006, and 2009 MMEA Midwinter Conventions, the 2006 North Dakota MENC Convention, the 2001 and 2015 Minnesota ACDA Fall Conventions, the 2002 ACDA North Central Division Convention in Des Moines, and the 2003 ACDA National Convention in New York City. The choir has also gained an international reputation for excellence, representing the United States five times at the international choral festival, The Europa Cantat in France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain; and at the Zimriya, the World Assembly of Choirs in Israel. 

Each year the Bemidji Choir takes a regional/national tour during the spring semester, and an international tour every three years. The choir recently traveled to Latvia and Estonia in May of 2018. 

The Bemidji Choir has been under the direction of only four conductors since its inception: Mr. Carl O. Thompson 1937-1967, Dr. Paul Brandvik 1967-1998, Dr. P. Bradley Logan 1998-2015, and Mrs. Patricia Mason 2016 (interim). Dr. Dwight Jilek is the current conductor of the Bemidji Choir.

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