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CHORAL ACTIVITIES

With repertoire spanning the greatest music from the 21st century and five centuries prior, our eight choral ensembles perform at the highest artistic level at venues throughout the country and around the world.

Auditions

If you love to sing, we have an ensemble for you! Choral members come from all parts of the university—undergraduate and graduate students, music majors and non-music majors. All ensembles are available for credit.
 
Fall 2020 auditions will be August 28-31.
 
To schedule an audition, contact UMD Choral Activities via phone at 301.405.5571, send an email or stop by room 2150 at The Clarice.
 
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 is our most select choral ensemble. It specializes in music from the Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary eras.
 
University Chorale is a mixed ensemble of 60 voices singing music from all periods.
 
UMD Treble Choir performs exciting literature for soprano and alto voices. 
 
UMD Men's Chorus is the popular ensemble for men's voices with repertoire spanning classical to contemporary.
 
Maryland Opera Chorus is offered in those semesters when an opera production requires a substantial chorus.
 
UMD Concert Choir is a symphonic choir that frequently collaborates with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform at top venues in the area.
 
UMD Summer Chorus is an adult summer workshop. It is an opportunity for prospective students, current students, alumni and community members to gather together and sing masterworks over the summer.
 
Femmes de Chanson is a student-led women’s chamber vocal ensemble.
 
MännerMusik is a student-led male chamber vocal ensemble.

Choral Conducting Program

Our choral conducting program 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 are teaching in colleges and universities, and conducting professionally throughout the United States. Learn more about earning your graduate degree in conducting.

Bach Cantata Series

J.S. Bach, known as the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities is dedicated to exploring them all in this series of short performances by students, faculty, staff and community friends led by student conductors in the graduate program. Join us at the next Bach Cantata Series performance and experience this great tradition!

Choral Activities Director

Edward Maclary

Professor, Conducting & Ensembles, Choral Activities, Voice/Opera

2118 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4561