You may instead opt to audition in the fall, but you are encouraged to sing for us now if you are ready. You don’t need to prepare a song, but if you have one you like, bring it. We will vocalize you and learn a little bit about your voice type. There is no sight-reading required for the spring auditions.
Every year, the Choral Music Department relies on the assistance and experience of the Graduate Choral Conducting Cohort. Under the leadership of Dr. Boers and Dr. Wyers, the cohort members direct University Singers, Men’s Glee, Women’s Chorus, and Recital Choir. They also act as Assistant Conductors for Chamber Singers and the University of Washington Chorale.
Click here to read their bios and get to know the current Choral Conducting Cohort.
Jen Rodgers, one of our choral conducting DMA students, took the initiative in bringing UW musicians to a homeless encampment this winter. Men’s Glee, Women’s Chorus, and members of University Chorale were among the performers at Tent City 3. Read a thought-provoking article about the experience, featured on the School of Music Website!
“Graduate choral conducting student Jennifer Rodgers discovers what is possible when a university that provides space for a homeless encampment also has a world-class music department.”
Listen to the UW Men’s Glee sing the National Anthem at the Windemere Cup on May 6, 2017!
Are you a current or former UW choral singer who would like to experience a new ensemble in 2017-2018? In the spring auditions on May
19 (10am-3pm), you will have a chance to sing for the choral faculty. You may be called back for Chamber Singers, University Chorale, or Recital Choir, or you can just sign up for University Singers, Men’s Glee, or Women’s Chorus with or without an audition! Fill out this form to sign up, or read more information on our audition page.
UW Fall Concert
The UW Men’s Glee Club, University Singers and Women’s Chorus will offer a fall choral concert on November 20th, Friday, 7:30 pm in Kane Hall on the UW-Seattle campus. Admission is free. All are welcome; please join us!
Wednesday, May 27, the University of Washington Chorale and Chamber Singers offer works from across the globe, 7:30 pm, Meany Theater. Ticket info here.
Tuesday, June 2, UW Sings, featuring the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Glee and University Singers, present their popular end of the year concert. 7:30 pm, Meany Theater. Ticket info here.
Friday, June 5, Geoffrey Boers conducts the combined choirs and orchestra in a multi-media program of Verdi, Bernstein and Prokofiev. 7:30 pm, Meany Theater. Ticket info here.
Join the University Men’s Glee, Women’s Chorus and University Singers for their debut performance of this season Saturday November 22 at 7:30 pm at University Presbyterian Church. You can count on a highly entertaining evening with a vibrant mix of themes and styles, with student conductors from UW’s dynamic graduate program in choral conducting. Admission is free!