Conductors: Alonso Brizuela, Ben Luedcke, Frederick Mabalot:
The University of Washington Glee Club is a non-auditioned Tenor/Bass choir that sings a varied repertoire of classical, doo-wop, barbershop, and traditional collegiate glee club literature. They usually perform one large concert each quarter as well as perform at sporting events and other campus and community activities. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:50pm in School of Music Room 114 (T) and 35 (TH).
History of UW Glee Club:
The University of Washington Glee Club has been in existence since 1895 and was officially founded around 1900. From 1941-1946 the Men’s Glee was a Navy RORC Choir. There is no record of a Men’s Glee Club from 1954 to 2007. The name was changed to UW Glee Club as of 2017, to reflect gender-neutral language and welcomes any singer who identifies as a tenor or bass.
Below is a list of the group’s known conductors throughout its history.
1899-1900 G.P. Andrews
1900-1901 Peter C. Allen
1904-1905 F.W. Zimmerman
1905-1910 Charles Kimball (University Musical Director)
1911-1926 Irving Glen (Dean of the College of Fine Arts)
1926-1953 Charles Lawrence
1954-2007 No record of a Men’s Glee Club
2007-2014 Steven M. Demorest