Choral and Voice Area Info

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Concert Chorale/Masterworks. The Diablo Valley Concert Choir is a large mixed choral ensemble featuring a wide range of musical styles, ages and experience levels. The 70-110 member ensemble usually performs two on-campus/East Bay performances per semester. These are often in conjunction with the other DVC choirs as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, the ensemble teamed up with the Chamber Singers and the Masterworks chorale for a performance of Karl Jenkin's Requiem. Placement Audition

Chamber Singers. The Diablo Valley College is the premier vocal ensemble of the college. The Chamber Singers consists of 32-44 experienced choral singers. The ensemble sings a wide variety of literature from medieval to modern, from pop to opera. The group often combines with the concert choir and sings large choral/orchestral works the DVC Philharmonic orchestra. In addition, the group presented Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors last December and will perform opera scene from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Kurt Weill's Street Scene. Over the years, many members of the ensemble have often received the opportunity to solo with the DVC Orchestra. Audition required

tory and choirVocal Jazz/DiViCi. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble course at DVC, divides great jazz, pop, R&B, gospel and rock singers into smaller musical ensembles. These groups perform at least twice a semester on campus as well as touring throughout the Bay area. The groups have also performed on many California Jazz Festivals over the past 10 years. The singers work in male, female, and mixed groups often accompanied by a jazz combo or big band. There are also a great deal of unaccompanied singing, scatting and solos for each individual. Audition required

Annual Summer Show Choir Camps This new class is for those who want to sing and dance. The class will perform mostly pop, Broadway and current musical styles. The class will run in one week in the summer. Encourage your high school students to attend. See the flyer.

Musical Theater Worshop/Opera Workshop. These courses have been developd to explore popular and unfamiliard opera and musical theater repretoire. This class will focus on small scenes as well as trios, duts and arias. The class will have two performances per semester with minimal staging, lighting, costuming and choregrahpy. The two course will alernate between fall and spring semesters.

Applied Voice and Jazz and Popular Voice. These courses are designed for majors and non-voice majors who would like to work on different aspects of their singing. There is no audiiton for the class. A wide variety of music is covered to best fit the needs of the individual students taking the course.

May 2015 China Choir Tour

pandaThe Diablo Valley Chamber Singers have begun preparations for a May 2015 chour tor to South Korea and Northern China. The 12 day tour will be highlighted with seven concert performances and many cultural events in Seoul, Dalian China. The Music Deaprtment is working on an exchange which will bring over 20 voice marors annually to from this area..

You can join us for the tour. For more information on the tour and participating in the choir this academic year, please contact, Bret Peppo, director of choral activities,, (925) 969-2699.

Voice Major Requirments

(Coming Soon)

Choral/Voice Faculty

Bruce Lengacher, choral, baritone
Bret Peppo, choral, baritone, chair
Liz Emigh, soprano
Joyce Pricco, mezzo soprano
Victoria Rapanan, mezzo soprano

Scholarship Money is Available

Scholarships are avaiable for needy and talented student to participate in assigned musical ensemble. Please see you director/conductor for more details. With suceessful audition and placement into DiViCi, the member will recieve an annual 1K scholarship.

Music Catalog

We encourage you to take a music course. We have a course for everyone. To search the course schedule, click here. If you are a NEW student, it often takes a little time. Please contact office of admissions or one of the music faculty for help.



DVC Music Department has a wide range of scholarships available for students participating in our musical each semester. Please fill out an application, or see your ensemble director for more infomation. (Coming Soon)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the music department at (925) 685-1230. or by email, Ask a question?