Choral and Voice Area Info

chamber singers at disneyCourse Descriptions

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 70-80 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 has performed Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Corigliano's Fern Hill, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and Orff's Carmina Burana. 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

diviciVocal 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

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.

into the woodsMusical 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.

Choral/Voice Faculty

Liz Emigh | soprano
Kerry Leyden | accompanist
Bret Peppo | choral, baritone, chair
Joyce Pricco | mezzo soprano
Victoria Rapanan | mezzo soprano
Chris Vettel | tenor, musical theater

Scholarships are 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.


Chamber Singers
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel | Moses Hogan | Grace Cathedral, SF | Spring 16
Where Your Bare Foot Walks | David Childs | Grace Cathedral, SF | Spring 16
Weeping Mary | Brad Holmes | St. Mary's College Chapel | Spring 18
Canticum Novum | Antognini | St. Mary's College Chapel | Spring 18

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.

Contact Us

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