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Audition for Mixolydians


Daniel Maseda ’16 writes in:

The Mixolydians are having auditions!

The Mixolydians are Wesleyan’s student-run chamber choir, singing all
types of choral music from across time and space, whether it’s Top 40
hits from the Early Modern period or the hottest contemporary tracks
from your favorite classical mixtape.

No experience necessary, just come with a short song prepared and be
ready to do some light sight-reading.

Date: Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Recital: Dina Maccabee – Self-Same Sounds

An invitation courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians. Alongside her own work, Ms. Maccabee will perform late twentieth-century pieces that challenge conventional narrative orientations of the voice. The significant influences of music by Meredith Monk, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, and Joan La Barbara are juxtaposed with homages to Mieskuoro Huutajat, the Finnish men’s shouting choir, early work by John Cage, and Meredith Willson’s musical theater innovations.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 9:00pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

Audition for the Mixolydians!

From Ben Zucker ’15:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s first (and only, and best-looking) student-run chamber choir, are holding auditions! Please come prepared to sight read (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard). Auditions will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 4:30 to 6:30, and Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 to 4:00, in room 110 of 41 Wyllys.

Dates: Thursday, September 4th and Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Times: 4:30-6:30PM and 2–4PM
Place: 41 Wyllys

A Mixolydian Jungle Expedition

Ben Zucker ’15 promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this concert:

There may or may not be sloths and there may or may not be tapirs, but 10273429_10152200234973402_3598399565938578022_n

there will most definitely be some amazing people singing some amazing
songs! Come take a break from studying for finals to hear us sing
music ranging from songs about death to songs about sex and songs in
different languages!! (what more could you ever want)


Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 3-4 pm

Place: Memorial Chapel


This just in from Katie McLaughlin ’15:

Come on over to the Exley Lobby today for a merging of musical forms! Slavei is teaming up with the Mixolydians to astound and pleasure your aural sensations. There will be folk music, choral music and a whole lot of extremely beautiful people. See you there!

Date: Today, April 13
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Exley Lobby

Mixolydians Auditions


Courtesy of the fiery Alex Fireman ’16:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s first (and only) student-run chamber choir, are holding auditions this semester! Please come prepared to sight read (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard). Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 6-8 pm and again on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8pm in 41 Wyllys Room 112.

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, January 29th and 30th, 2014
Time: 6–8 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm. 112

The Mixolydians and the Magnifi-Cats


Courtesy of  Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Do you like beautiful music? Study breaks? Magnificent cats? Then come see the Mixolydians in their winter concert this Monday, December 9th at 3 PM in the Memorial Chapel! We will be singing a wide range of music, from Filipino battle songs to gospel tunes to Christmas carols, that will be sure to calm your finals-induced insanity.

See you there!

Date: TOMORROW, December 9th
Time: 3PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

Mixolydians Need Male Singers

HANDEL AND GRETELFrom Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 and Ben Zucker ’15 comes an opportunity to let voice be heard, literally:

Like classical music? Like singing? Do you identify as male? Do you think the above meme is funny?

If so, you are perfect for the Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s only student run chamber choir!! We are holding auditions for MALE singers at the following times:

  • Wednesday, January 30th: 4-6 pm
  • Thursday January 31st: 7-9 pm

Auditions are in the Memorial Chapel rehearsal room (go down the stairs between Zelnick and the chapel).

Come ready to sing, sight read, and enjoy musical puns. We’ll make a man out of you.

For more information contact Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 (pjonestorreg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Ben Zucker ’15 (bzucker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Mixolydians End of Semester Concert

Want to kick ass on your finals? Studies show that babies who listen to classical music may be smarter, fatter, and more awesome than babies that don’t. Don’t you want to be one of those babies?

Take a break during reading week to come hear the Mixes sing in their final concert of the year! We’ve got a great assortment of music this semester, including, (just to give you a little taste) a Bosnian folk song, some jazz, vespers, and even a little James Taylor.

Date: Sunday, May 13
Time: 3 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Mixolydian Auditions Thursday and Friday

So you’ve been bombarded by people asking you to audition for their a cappella groups. I’m here to ask you to audition for Wesleyan’s only student run chamber choir. If you sang classical, renaissance, gospel or world music in high school (or any other types of choral music that I missed) then this is the group for you!

Auditions will be held in the Chapel Basement:

tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 8 – 4:30-6, and
Friday Sept. 9 – 4-5.

Bring a short solo and some smiles and leave the rest to us.