Whether your career will be as a soloist, conductor, or teacher, the UNC Charlotte Choral Program prepares you fully for the demands of the professional world.
Singers study directly under faculty – not graduate teaching assistants.
Undergraduate choral conductors are given unparalleled podium time: a year of rigorous conducting courses plus a full semester in front of a performing collegiate choir.
Aspiring teachers get real-world experience in the largest school district in the Carolinas, and every Music Education student gets a fully-paid, year-long teaching internship in Europe.
But you don’t need to be a music major or minor to participate in any ensemble we offer – just your interest in singing and a commitment to excellence.
Whatever your major, there is a place for you in one of our many vocal ensembles: University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz, 2 Gospel Choirs, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Glee, a cappella groups, Musical Theatre and Opera, plus all of the professional choirs Charlotte offers.
Also, our program tours in the US every year, and abroad every third year!
If you enjoy performing, there is a place for you with UNC Charlotte Choirs.
What we believe
The purpose of the Choral Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to:
1. Provide Music majors with large ensemble performance experience and skills commensurate with professional expectations in their field.
2. Provide Choral Music Education majors with a conducting lab and a literature experience designed to define and augment their professional knowledge in their field.
3. Provide a public image of performance excellence for the Department of Music as well as the entire University.
4. Serve as a recruitment vehicle for the Department of Music, the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the entire university.
5. Provide a social network and serve as a cultural outlet for university students, faculty, and the public of the University City area.
6. Serve as an agent for the practice, performance, and advocacy of the choral music art in area schools and the community at large.
The philosophy that guides the implementations of the above purposes is contained in the following precepts:
1. All endeavors will be implemented to the highest standards prevalent in collegiate choral programs.
2. Each component of the choral music program will have a unique and key purpose that directly addresses one or more of the above-stated purposes.
3. The Choral Program will foster a safe, inclusive, diverse, productive, vital and collegial atmosphere.
4. The Choral Program will engender fiscal responsibility, responsible stewardship of resources, as well as model active citizenship and advocacy.