Welcome to singing at The University of Akron!

To sing in a choir next semester, email a director below!

Concert Choir (7510:120 or 7510:620)
MTWTh 2:15-3:05 PM
Director: choirs@uakron.edu

The Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed choir open to University of Akron students. Comprised primarily of music majors, the group performs a multitude of genres ranging from Renaissance and Baroque music to the latest in contemporary choral compositions, spirituals, and popular modern musical styles such as Broadway. Performing venues for the ensemble typically include the historic First Congregational Church in Akron, Guzzetta Recital Hall, and E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Most notably the choir performed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in 2008 and traveled abroad to Italy and Austria in 2006. Auditions for new members are held at the beginning of each semester.

University Singers (7510:121 or 7510:621)
MWTh 2:15-3:05 PM Fall, MTTH 2:15-3:05 PM Spring
Director: Bryan Nichols

This non-auditioned mixed ensemble is devoted to the performance of a wide variety of choral literature from all periods. The choir is composed of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music and other academic programs from across the UA campus community. Regardless of previous choral experience, all students are welcome to join the “U-Singers,” who generally present one concert each semester.

Chamber Choir (7510:121 or 7510:621)
MW 1:10-2:00 PM
Director: choirs@uakron.edu

The Chamber Choir is the premier auditioned SATB choir at The University of Akron. Consisting of a smaller select group of musicians typically numbering between 16 and 22, this ensemble focuses on more technically difficult music from all eras and styles. The group has performed at the historic First Congregational Church, Guzzetta Recital Hall, E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, and multiple other venues around campus and the city of Akron. Auditions for new members are held at the beginning of each semester. Undergraduate members of the Chamber Choir must also be members of Concert Choir.

Men’s Chorus (7510:105 or 7510:605)
F 1:10-3:05 PM
Supervisor: choirs@uakron.edu

The Men's Chorus is an open-enrollment ensemble at The University of Akron. Since its inception in 2006, the ensemble has been conducted by Graduate Teaching Assistants. The group has consisted of up to 30 members and performs in several different styles ranging from early music, to barbershop music, to modern pop and Broadway tunes. The ensemble performs at several locations around campus and ends every semester with a concert in Guzzetta Recital Hall. Singers of any skill level are welcome to join the Men's Chorus at the beginning of each semester.

Akron Symphony Chorus (7510:102 or 7510:602)
M 7:00-9:30PM at First United Methodist Church
Maria Sensi-Sellner, bjustice@akronsymphony.org

The Akron Symphony Choral Society, as it was first known, began rehearsals in the fall of 1956. The first performance was Brahm’s Requiem on April 17, 1957 under the direction of Robert Shaw. In the years to follow, the renamed Akron Symphony Chorus has sung much of the major choral repertoire of the last six centuries as well as several regional first performances and world premieres. Highlights have included Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake featuring world famous actress and dancer Vera Zorina, and in recent years, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with guest conductor Jeannette Sorrell, Handel’s Messiah directed by James Mismas, and an all Brahms program conducted by Grammy and Emmy award-winning guest conductor Vance George, retired choral director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. In 2007, the chorus performed Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by Christopher Wilkins.

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