The St. Thomas University Choir is back! After a successful inaugural season, our STU Choir is looking for new Bobcats to join the STU Music program family.
Prepare any song around 2-5 minutes in length, any style. Songs may be performed acapella, with a backing track, or students can accompany themselves or request piano accompaniment. Songs may be performed in any style Rock, Pop, Christian, Jazz, Musical Theater, Classical, or Country. Auditions may be in person as part of campus tour, zoom appointment, or by video submission. Audition by May 1st for Scholarship priority.
Eligible students are able to receive up to $8,000 a year for Choir Scholarships. Responsibilities include performing the National anthem at sports events, cantoring at Mass, and solo performances at concerts on and off campus.
Eligible undergraduate workstudy students may also work up to 15 hours a week in the Music department behind the scenes, and 20 hours a week for Graduate assistants!
Choir is a one credit elective fine arts course that meets Mondays, and Wednesdays 3:05-4:20pm, and Friday mornings 9-9:50am. Students must be registered for course each semester to be eligible for Choir scholarship. Attendance at various evenings and weekend performances will be required throughout the year. A variety of styles, music theory, and performance techniques for the stage are taught in the class. All students are welcome, whether you’ve had music instruction previously, or are looking to get started for the first time!
Upcoming Public Performances
- Saturday, April 10th 6pm Impact Concert
- Wednesday, April 28th noon Common hour Mass
- Thursday, April 29th noon Spring Concert
- Sunday, May 2nd 7pm STU evening Mass
STU Music Department Interest Form
Complete the form below to learn more about how to get involved with STU Band and Choir and stay updated on STU Music events and activities!
About Ms. Turner, Director of Choir
Ms. Elizabeth Turner, M.M
Director of Choir
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
A native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire embraced singing in the Roman Catholic Church with St. Augustine’s motto “One who sings, prays twice”. A Soprano, Ms. Turner has performed in iconic venues including Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Symphony Space and Palau des les Artes. A Bachelor degree of Music in vocal performance obtained from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a Master degree of Music in contemporary performance and production from the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. Ms. Turner is a current Doctoral candidate at St. Thomas University and will receive her Doctoral degree in Educational leadership in 2022.
A well-rounded, versatile musician, she has industry experience in performing, teaching, writing, and working in the music business. As a SAG/AFTRA performer in theatre, film, tv and radio, favorite credits include International touring with Disney Live!, the Nickelodeon at Sea cruise ship, Summerstock theatre, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and theme parks. Past Opera performances with Amore Opera, Regina Opera, NY Lyric Opera, NY Oratorio Society, Opera America, and Opera Viva! Past favorite NYC Jazz/Cabaret gigs at The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Lounge, Silvana, Toshi’s Living Room, Piano’s and The Bitter End.
As a K-12 educator, Ms. Turner has music directed at St. Joseph’s Regional Catholic School (Salem, NH), Boston Bridge Charter School, John Engeman Theatre, Brooklyn Arts Council, Inside Broadway, 92Y, TADA Youth Theatre, Mainstages and also maintains a private voice, piano and songwriting studio. Ms. Turner has first-hand experience in the entertainment industry, working behind the scenes for Concord Music Publishing, New Victory/New 42nd St theatre, Radio Disney, Boston Symphony Hall, and Broadway Across America.