Choral/Vocal Music



Shoreline's music program is the right choice for talented singers graduating from high school or vocalists looking for performing experience and college credit courses. You will find a wide variety of vocal performance opportunities in Shoreline Community College's vocal program - from solo recital, opera and musical theater, to choral ensembles. No other community college in Washington State offers an opera workshop program featuring fully staged one-act operas and opera scenes each winter, as well as a fully staged musical each spring. Both operas and musicals are performed with orchestra.


At Shoreline there are two first-rate choirs; the Chamber Chorale, and the more selective Shoreline Singers. If you are interested in more popular or folk genres, Shoreline also offers non-traditional Bluegrass and Funk & Groove ensembles. Additional performance opportunities are provided to private voice students who participate in performance classes, recitals, and master classes given throughout the year. Students also attend special forums given by faculty and special guests. At the end of each quarter, students perform juries exactly as they would in four-year music programs. These juries are an exciting occasion for students to showcase their progress before faculty and fellow students.


We offer a challenging, yet nurturing environment, providing you with the skills and confidence necessary to survive in an increasingly competitive musical world of auditions and performance opportunities. The training you receive at Shoreline will give you a broad and versatile background, preparing you for more advanced studies when you graduate.


Shoreline is less expensive than a four-year college or conservatory, and most credits are transferable. Class sizes are small allowing our students to receive more individualized training and assistance.


Our Shoreline Vocal Alumni have successfully transferred to Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, WWU, UW, WSU, University of HA, and many other leading colleges throughout the United States.


Our Alumni have been found:

  • On Stages Worldwide throughout Europe and the United States, Performing on Broadway and at major Opera and Theater companies.
  • At Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Yale University's School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and at Music and Fine Arts programs at leading colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • Teaching and Directing choirs throughout western Washington and throughout the United States.
  • Managing Music Companies and programs and Composing and producing music throughout the United States.