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University Singers

The University Singers is an auditioned concert choir open to students of all majors at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This choral organization has appeared in concert halls and on community, church, and university artists series throughout the country, including presentations in Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, New York's Carnegie Hall, Louisville's Kentucky Center, and the Missouri Music Educators Association. They have performed frequently on the St. Louis Symphony's Discovery concert series. After one such performance, a reviewer from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch commented, "what made it work musically was the excellent University of Missouri-St. Louis University Singers. They sang the music evenly, combining good diction with a fluid yet delicate delivery that suited this work perfectly."

In 1995, the Singers traveled to Europe, presenting concerts in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. In January 2001, the University Singers presented an invited performance at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference at Tan Tara. In 2004, the choir traveled to England for three concert performances of American Music in London and Oxford. In 2013, the University Singers collaborated with the University Orchestra, Dance St. Louis, the Nashville Ballet, the Bach Society of St. Louis, and the St. Louis Children's Choir in a series of highly acclaimed performances of Carl Orff's modern masterpiece, Carmina Burana.

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Audition Information

For membership in University Singers the student will be asked to:

  1. sing a selection of their choice (any style)
  2. demonstrate the appropriate level of music reading ability
  3. demonstrate the appropriate level of tonal memory
  4. participate in a personal interview

For more information regarding auditions, schedule, scholarships, and out-of state tuition waivers, contact: Dr. James Henry, Conductor, at 314-516 6607 or email henryjam@umsl.edu.

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