Choral Ensembles

THE UNIVERSITY SINGERS – MUS 200J/400J
MWF 12:00 noon
The University Singers is a large mixed chorus of undergraduate students, both music majors and non-majors, who enjoy performing a wide variety of choral literature. Membership is determined through Choral Placement Hearings in August and November. The University Singers fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by a rotation of Graduate Choral Conducting Majors.

THE UNIVERSITY KANTOREI – MUS 200J /400J
TTh 12:00 noon
The University Kantorei is a small select chamber choir chosen by separate audition, following the Choral Placement Hearings, from the ranks of the University Singers and specializes is pre-1600 and post 1900 choral literature. The University Kantorei fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by a rotation of Graduate Choral Conducting Majors.

HONOR CHOIR – MUS 200S /400S
MWF 3:00 p.m.
The Honor Choir is an advanced Women’s Chorus of undergraduate students, both music majors and non-majors, who enjoy singing a wide variety of fine-art choral literature for treble voices. Membership is determined through the Choral Placement Hearings in August and November. The Honor Choir fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by a rotation of Graduate Choral Conducting Majors.

SYMPHONIC CHOIR – MUS 200I /400I
MTWThF 2:00 p.m.
The Symphonic Choir is the premiere undergraduate choral ensemble specializing in the highest quality choral literature from all style periods appropriate for undergraduate voices. Membership is determined through the Choral Placement Hearings and is intended for music majors and more advanced non-major singing musicians. The Symphonic Choir fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, Associate Director of Choral Activities.

THE ARIZONA CHOIR – MUS 400L/500L
MTWThF 2:00 p.m.
The Arizona Choir is the premiere choral ensemble in the School of Music, with a membership of 36 graduate voice majors and choral conducting majors. It performs significant choral literature from all style periods, both a cappella and with orchestral accompaniment. During its most recent tour to Budapest, Hungary, The Arizona Choir performed at the famed Liszt Academy. The Arizona Choir fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, Director of Choral Activities.

RECITAL CHOIR – MUS 402/502
MWF 3:00 p.m.
The Recital Choir is a laboratory chorus whose membership is comprised of the Graduate Choral Conducting majors and other interested advanced students, with the purpose to provide conducting pedagogy experiences for the Graduate Choral Conducting students. The Recital Choir does not fulfill large ensemble credit and is conducted by the members of the Graduate Choral Conducting class.

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM – MUS 400Q/500Q
M 6:30 p.m.
The Collegium Musicum is a select ensemble of singers and players that explores historically informed performances of literature mostly prior to 1700. Membership is determined through special audition. The Collegium Musicum does not fulfill large ensemble credit and is conducted by Sherrill Blodget.

THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CHORUS – MUS 200K/400K/500K
T 7:00 p.m.
The University/Community Chorus is a large mixed choir of university faculty, staff and students and members of the greater Tucson community. The non-auditioned membership of over 100 performs standard choral/orchestral literature. The University/Community Chorus does not fulfill large ensemble credit for voice performance or vocal music education students. The University/Community Chorus is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer.