See below for University Singers audition information. To learn about all of the other University Choirs, click here.
Comprised of the finest vocalists at the University of Alabama, the University Singers is the premier vocal ensemble of the School of Music. University Singers is open to all UA students, undergraduate and graduate, regardless of major. Membership is by audition only. Open auditions take place in the fall of each year and members are expected to make a yearlong commitment. This ensemble provides a challenging and exhilarating environment for voice majors and talented choral enthusiasts. University Singers performs a wide variety of repertoire, including significant contemporary works, spirituals, world musics, and masterworks of the historic choral canon.
University Singers has performed three times at the internationally-renown Spivey Hall of Atlanta, Georgia. Major works have included the Brahms Ein deutches Requiem, Orff Carmina burana, Verdi Requiem, Bach Johannes Passion, Britten’s Cantata misericordium, and Duruflé’s Requiem. University Singers have been included in concerts with Ward Swingle, James Earl Jones, Della Reese, and William Warfield, have made two recordings of the 40-year tradition, Hilaritas, three premieres of choral pieces at the SCI 1992 National Conference, and an appearance at the 1994 Southern Division ACDA Convention in Knoxville. University Singers and the UA Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, premiered Hollywood composer/orchestrator/arranger Ira Hearshen’s commissioned composition, ENTERPRISE, in 2008 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornado that killed eight Enterprise High School students. Two performances were given to packed houses. The first concert was for the Enterprise High School students and their families, and the second for the community at large. The concert was covered by the Weather Channel, the Associated Press, local and state television networks, and was aired nationally.
Auditions for the 2017-2018 University Singers are complete. All students are welcome to register with no audition for Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, University Chorus, and Chamber Choir. Auditions for the 2018-2019 University Singers will be held during exam week in the spring. For audition instructions and materials, including how to sign up for an audition, please click here