With a variety of choral and other vocal performance ensembles ranging from classical
to contemporary styles, numerous performing opportunities are available to music majors
and non-music majors. In addition to U of M ensembles, the Memphis community offers
students participation in such organizations as Opera Memphis, the Memphis Vocal Arts
Ensemble, the Memphis Early Music Ensemble and Southern Opera Theater. For more information,
contact the individual directors listed below.
University Singers MUAP 3006
The University Singers is a mixed ensemble of undergraduate and graduate students
performing choral literature from the 14th through the 20th century. During the fall
semester, the group tours area high schools for recruiting purposes. International
tours are planned every few years. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.
The actual size of the group will vary depending on the number of singers available
for each voice part. The ensemble meets for an hour and a half, three times a week.
Members earn one hour of undergraduate or graduate credit per semester. For additional
information, contact Dr. Lawrence Edwards, Director, by email or at.901.678.3767.
Chamber Choir MUAP 3601
Chamber Choir is a twenty voice select chamber choir for undergraduate and graduate
students. This exciting ensemble performs works of many style periods ranging from
early Renaissance through contemporary. The group performs on the university campus
and in schools throughout the Memphis area and the Mid-South. Singers are selected
by audition at the beginning of each semester. The ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Members may earn one hour of undergraduate or
graduate credit per semester and scholarships are available. For additional information, contact Dr. Ryan Fisher, conductor, at 901.678.3765.
Collegiate Choir MUAP 2007
If you love to sing, join the Collegiate Choir. All students regardless of major are
welcome and there is no audition. Earn one hour credit toward your degree. Everyone
is welcome to join. The choir meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:20 a.m. to 12:45
p.m. Register for MUAP 2007 when you sign up for your classes. For more information,
contact Dr. Lawrence Edwards, Director, by email or at 901-678-3767.