UT choral ensembles offer a rich environment in which to create music, develop personal artistry, and participate in the power of voices joined in song. All students may be a part of this exciting experience by participating in one or more of the University's choirs: Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorale, Women's Chorale, or UT Singers. By singing in these choirs, students experience the rewards of performing a variety of great choral literature. They also benefit from this experience by meeting and developing lasting friendships with other students who have similar interests. All UT choirs are open to any UT student, regardless of major or previous choral experience and offers one hour of undergraduate or graduate credit.
When you sing in choir at UT, you'll find yourself performing music from across many centuries of tradition and experience. The energy generated by our choral ensembles makes UT a very exciting place to sing. Our ensembles perform regularly with orchestra in larger works. Our singers are introduced to various languages, and are exposed to music from other cultures and epochs. In short, choral music at UT echoes the rest of your experience here—new ideas, new approaches, and new understandings!
For students interested in being choral conductors, the School of Music offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that lead to this career goal. The graduate choral conducting program features a wealth of conducting experiences in a variety of choral settings and an academic preparation that leads to successful careers in choral music. The curriculum focuses on literature, style, rehearsal techniques, score reading, and problem solving for each level of choir, and is designed to provide the student a thorough knowledge of the choral repertoire. Graduates of the School of Music hold choral positions throughout the United States in public schools, churches, and colleges and universities.