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UMD Choirs

Edward Maclary, Director of Choral Activities

Lauri Johnson, Choral Administrator

Auditions

If you love to sing, we have an ensemble for you. Our choir members come from all parts of the University community — undergraduate students, graduate students, music majors and non-music majors. We are open to all.

Spring Semester Auditions: January 26
To schedule an audition, contact the School of Music's Office of Choral Activities via phone 301-405-5571 or e-mail, or stop by Room 2150 in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Please bring a prepared song in any language. An accompanist is provided. Vocal range and musical skills will be tested. After a successful audition, singers may register for 1 credit in the selected group (except where noted). Music from all periods and styles is available through a variety of ensembles.

Ensembles

UMD Chamber Singers — the School of Music's most select choral ensemble specializing in music from Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras.
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University Chorale — a mixed ensemble of 50 voices singing music from all periods.
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UMD Men's Chorus — the popular ensemble for men's voices; repertoire spans classical to contemporary.
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UMD Women's Chorus — a select ensemble that performs exciting literature for women's voices. More>>

UMD Opera Chorus — offered in those semesters when an opera production requires a substantial chorus. More>>

UMD Concert Choir — the symphonic choir of the School of Music. More>>

UMD Summer Chorus an opportunity for students and community members to sing masterworks. More>>

Bach Cantata Series

The Bach Cantata Series is dedicated to exploring the more than 200 extant cantatas by the great master through informal performances by students and friends of the UMD Choral Activities. Join us in the Clarice Smith Center's Grand Pavilion to experience this unique tradition. 

Learn more about our next Bach Cantata.

Choral Conducting Program

The Choral Conducting Program at the University of Maryland School of Music is one of the most prestigious and selective in the country. It offers both the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Graduates of the program over the past decade are teaching in colleges and universities and conducting professionally throughout the United States. The curriculum is based on the principles of consistent podium experience, the highest standards of musicianship and scholarship, prestigious performances, and a constant striving to answer questions about the complete choral experience. The Choral Conducting program is open to those who can meet its demands and who wish to challenge themselves to fulfill their potential as conductors and leaders.