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.
Summer 2019: A shift in the UAChoirs
The following new ensembles will begin fall 2019: Coro, Treble Glee Club, and Bass Glee Club.
The following ensembles are discontinued after spring 2019: University Singers, Kantorei, Honor 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. Miguel Felipe, Director of Choral Activities.
MUS 200I/400I/500I MTWThF 2:00 p.m.
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 choral placement hearings and is intended for music majors and more advanced non-major singers. Symphonic Choir fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, Associate Director of Choral Activities.
Coro is one of the newest ensembles in the UAChoirs and welcomes mixed voices with basic, prior choral experience. Coro is led by Dr. Alyssa Cossey, assistant professor and choral music education faculty, with an associate conductor from the graduate choral conducting studio.
University Community Chorus
MUS 200K/400K/500K T 7:00 p.m.
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.
MUS 200S /400S MWF 1:00 p.m.
Honor Choir is a choir of undergraduate students who enjoy singing a wide variety of choral literature for treble voices. Membership is determined through the choral placement hearings. Honor Choir is conducted by graduate choral conducting majors.
MUS 200J /400J TTh 12:00 noon
Kantorei is a small select chamber choir drawn from the ranks of University Singers. Kantorei fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by graduate choral conducting majors.
MUS 200J/400J MWF 12:00 noon
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. University Singers fulfills major ensemble credit and is conducted by graduate choral conducting majors.
MUS 400Q/500Q M 6:30 p.m.
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. Collegium Musicum does not fulfill large ensemble credit.
Faculty & Staff Choir
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 us for more information on how to join.
MUS 402/502 MTTh 3:00 p.m.
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. Recital Choir does not fulfill large ensemble credit and is conducted by graduate choral conductors.