University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Dr. Zachary Durlam
Director of Choral Activities
Concert Chorale, University Choir, Men’s Chorus
durlam@uwm.edu
414-229-2869


Gloria Hansen
Assistant Director of Choirs
Women’s Chorus
gloriajh@uwm.edu
414-229-3608


Kenneth Daniel
Director of Gospel Choir
danielk@uwm.edu
414-229-3608

Choirs


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You don't have to be a music major to have a voice at UWM!

Concert Chorale | Gospel Choir | University Choir | Women's Chorus | Men's Chorus

The choral ensemble experience at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is diversified and comprehensive, ranging from traditional to experimental, classical to gospel, and intimate to grandiose. Ensembles are available to both music majors and non-music majors, providing opportunities for participation at all levels of interest and expertise, and bringing together musically interested students from across campus. Each of the five choirs has its own identity, but choirs also combine for special events such as annual end-of-semester concerts and major concerts with orchestra.

Participants represent nearly all academic disciplines and majors. All choir members enjoy the opportunity to sing in the beautiful, 800-seat Helen Bader Concert Hall of the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts on campus in addition to off-campus venues and touring opportunities.

Please check our calendar for concert dates and special events.

Concert Chorale

Dr. Zachary Durlam, director
zdurlam@uwm.edu | 414-229-2869

Course Info:
MUSIC 56 (music major), MUSIC 57 (non-music major), MUSIC 795 (graduate)
MTWTh 12:00-12:50

The Concert Chorale is the most select large mixed UWM choral ensemble, carrying a long tradition of the finest choral performances within the Peck School of the Arts. The Concert Chorale performs sacred and secular music from all historical periods and styles. It also premieres works of contemporary composers and performs major choral/orchestral masterworks in collaboration with the Women’s Chorus, University Choir and Symphony Orchestra. For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

Gospel Choir

Kenneth Daniel, conductor
danielk@uwm.edu | 414-229-3608
Dr. Zachary Durlam, professor of record

Course Info:
MUSIC 62 (credit), ADULT $100, SENIOR/STUDENT $50 (non-credit)
T 7:00-8:30

Debuting in the Fall of 1999 as a performing ensemble with a unique repertoire and style, the Gospel Choir has become one of the most popular choral organizations on campus. Meeting only one evening a week, the group offers a flexible way to participate in choral activities to those students who desire evening scheduling options. The Gospel Choir often performs off-campus by invitation at church services and revivals, and at special community events. Gospel Choir members are mature in their understanding of the servant-nature of their role in the ensemble. For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

For community members and those interested in non-credit participation please note the required fee above and contact Director Kenneth Daniel for more information.

University Choir

Dr. Zachary Durlam, director
zdurlam@uwm.edu | 414-229-2869

Course Info:
MUSIC 44 (music major), MUSIC 45 (non-music major), MUSIC 798 (graduate student)
TTh 1:00 - 2:30

The UWM University Choir is a large mixed chorus with a mission to sing and perform outstanding choral literature at the highest artistic levels. Members of the choir are from all majors and areas of study at UWM. The ensemble performs a diverse selection of both sacred and secular choral music in all styles and genres, and offers its singers a performing organization for their personal enrichment and musical fulfillment. Historically, the University Choir has sung concerts both on campus and around the greater Milwaukee region, including major works with the UWM Symphony Orchestra each fall. For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

Women's Chorus

Gloria Hansen, conductor
gloriajh@uwm.edu | 414-229-3608

Course Info:
Music 52 (music major) or Music 53 (non-music major)
MWF 1:00-1:50

The UWM Women’s Chorus is made up of outstanding music majors and singers from many other academic areas with extensive musical background and experience. The women sing a wide variety of both sacred and secular choral music in all styles and genres, specializing in the performance of the wonderfully diverse repertoire written especially for women’s voices. The 1999-2000 academic year was the inaugural year for the Women’s Chorus, and UWM is proud to offer its outstanding women student this superb performing organization for their personal enrichment and musical fulfillment. The Women’s Chorus regularly performs large choral masterworks with the UWM Concert Chorale, University Choir, and Symphony Orchestra. For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

Men's Chorus

Dr. Zachary Durlam, director
zdurlam@uwm.edu | 414-229-2869

Course Info:
MUSIC 51 - TTh 3:00-3:50

The UWM Men’s Chorus is back for Fall 2014! All interested men are welcome to join in the excitement of singing a wide variety of music including barbershop, classical, popular, contemporary, and world music. Students wishing to participate may either sign up for a choral audition time or simply show up to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 2 at 3 p.m. in MUS 280.