University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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


Gloria Hansen
Assistant Director of Choirs
Advanced Women's Choir, 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 | Advanced Women's Choir | University Men's Choir | Women's Chorus | Gospel Choir

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 the music calendar for concert dates and special events.

Concert Chorale

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

Course Info:
MUSIC 56 (music major), MUSIC 395 (non-music major), MUSIC 795 (graduate student)
MTWThF 1-1:50PM

The Concert Chorale is the most select 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 other UWM choirs and the UWM Symphony Orchestra. Only students with at least one year of collegiate choral experience may audition for this ensemble.  For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

Advanced Women's Choir

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

Course Info:
MUSIC 52 (music major), MUSIC 352 (non-music major), MUSIC 798 (graduate student)
TTh 2-3:30PM

The Advanced Women’s Choir is a select group of female singers with a mission to sing and perform outstanding choral literature for both women’s and mixed choirs 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 sings concerts both on campus and around the greater Milwaukee region, including major works with the UWM Symphony Orchestra each fall. Because this is an advanced ensemble, students must have either a record of significant singing success (superior ratings at state solo festivals, selection for state honors or all-state choirs, etc.) or a minimum of one year of collegiate choral experience in order to audition.  Members of the Advanced Women’s Choir may also audition for the University Chamber Ensemble, a small, select mixed choir of students from the Advanced Women’s Choir and University Men’s Choir.  For membership information please visit the choir auditions web page.

University Men's Choir

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

Course Info:
MUSIC 50 (music major), MUSIC 350 (non-music major), MUSIC 750 (graduate student)
TTh 2-3:30PM

The University Men’s Choir is a large group of men with a mission to sing and perform outstanding choral literature for both men’s and mixed choirs 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 including barbershop, classical, popular, contemporary, and world music. Singers perform concerts both on campus and around the greater Milwaukee region, including major works with the UWM Symphony Orchestra each fall. Members of the University Men’s Choir may also audition for the University Chamber Ensemble, a small, select mixed choir of students from the Advanced Women’s Choir and University Men’s Choir.  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 44 (music major) or Music 45 (non-music major)
MWF 2-2:50PM

The Women’s Chorus is made up of singers from many academic areas across the UWM campus. 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 Women’s Chorus regularly performs large choral masterworks with the other UWM choirs and the UWM 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 7-8:30PM

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.