The UAChoirs include ten ensembles that welcome members from across the UA community and greater Tucson area. With over twenty performances a year, there are numerous opportunities for singers of all experience and ability. Learn more below and, if you have any questions, please contact our director of choral activities, Dr. Miguel Ángel Felipe.
Treble & Bass Glee Clubs
MUS 200S/400S/500S MWF 12:00–12:50 p.m.
Treble Glee conductor: Shekela Wanyama, DMA candidate (Section 1 for Sopranos & Altos — Spring 2020 Syllabus)
Bass Glee conductor: Luke Diamond, MM candidate (Section 2 is for Tenors & Basses — Spring 2020 Syllabus)
The University of Arizona Glee Clubs welcomes singers from across the campus with any level of experience to join the UA Glee Clubs. The Glee Clubs, established in 2019, balance support and instruction for new singers with community and connection that we all want when we join a choir. Come, sing with us!
University Community Chorus
MUS 200K/400K/500K T 7:00–9:30 p.m. (Spring 2020 Syllabus)
Dr. Alyssa Cossey, conductor
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. UCC is led by Dr. Alyssa Cossey, assistant professor and choral music education faculty.
The Arizona Choir is the premiere graduate choral ensemble in the School of Music, with a mixed-voice membership of graduate voice majors and choral conducting majors. Arizona Choir 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 requirement for music students and is conducted by Dr. Miguel Felipe, Director of Choral Activities.
MUS 200I/400I/500I MTWThF 2:00–2:50 p.m. (Spring 2020 Syllabus)
Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, conductor
Symphonic Choir is the premiere undergraduate choral ensemble in the School of Music. Symphonic Choir performs the highest quality choral literature from all style periods appropriate for undergraduate voices. Symphonic Choir welcomes singers of all voice types with intermediate to advanced choral experience, especially music majors and more advanced non-major singers. Symphonic Choir fulfills the conducted large ensemble requirement for music students and is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, Associate Director of Choral Activities.
MUS 200J/400J, TTh, 12:00–1:50 p.m. (Spring 2020 Syllabus)
Dr. Alyssa Cossey, conductor
Coro is one of the newest ensembles in the UAChoirs and welcomes singers of all voice types with beginning to intermediate experience. This ensemble fulfills the conducted large ensemble requirement for music students. Coro is led by Dr. Alyssa Cossey, assistant professor and choral music education faculty, with an associate conductor from the graduate choral conducting studio.
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. Note, Collegium Musicum also fulfills large ensemble credit for master’s degree students of theory or musicology.
Faculty & Staff Choir
MTh 12:10–12:50 p.m.
Established in 1990, the University of Arizona Faculty/Staff Choir is a volunteer organization that welcomes singers that are currently faculty, staff and graduate students from the University of Arizona. The ensemble is led by graduate conductors of the UA conducting department and performs each semester. No experience is required and there are no auditions, just come and sing! Contact the choir for more information on how to join.
MUS 402/502 MTTh 3:00–3:50 p.m. (Spring 2020 Syllabus)
The Recital Choir is a laboratory chorus whose membership is composed of graduate choral conducting majors and other interested advanced students, with the purpose of providing conducting pedagogy experiences for the graduate choral conducting students. The ensemble sings in 4-week cycles and is led by one graduate student during each cycle. Recital Choir does not fulfill large ensemble credit.