See below for University Singers audition information. To learn about all of the other University Choirs, click here.
University Singers is the premier vocal ensemble of the UA School of Music. This advanced choir consists of music majors as well as talented choral enthusiasts from other academic disciplines across the University of Alabama. University Singers performs a wide variety of repertoire, including significant contemporary works, spirituals, world musics, and masterworks of the historic choral canon.
Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Minear, the University Singers has a renewed mission for outreach, with recent performances in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Starkville, Mississippi. In addition, four members were selected to perform in the 2017 National Collegiate Honor Choir at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continuing a tradition of excellence in the performance of choral masterworks, University Singers recently performed the Bach Missa Brevis in A Major, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, and the Mozart Requiemwith the UA Huxford Symphony. Previous major works have included the Bach Johannes Passion, Brahms Ein deutches Requiem, Britten Cantata misericordium, Duruflé Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Orff Carmina burana, and Verdi Requiem.
The UA University Singers has performed three times at the internationally-renowned Spivey Hall of Atlanta, Georgia, and they have been included in concerts with Ward Swingle, James Earl Jones, Della Reese, and William Warfield. They have made multiple recordings, premiered choral pieces at the Society of Composers National Conference, toured South Korea, and appeared at the Southern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association.
Auditions for University Singers are held during exam week in the spring for the following school year. Additional auditions are sometimes held in August and/or January as needed to fill any remaining spots. All students are welcome to register with no audition for Women’s Chorus, University Chorus, and Chamber Choir. For audition instructions and materials, including how to sign up for an audition, please click here