The Graduate Chamber Choir is a select group of singers performing repertoire particularly suitable for a 24- to 42-voice mixed choir, both accompanied and a cappella, under the direction of Dr. André Thomas. Audition is required for enrollment.
Meeting Time: MWF 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Founded in 1948 by Dr. Wiley Housewright, the University Singers is the premier undergraduate auditioned choir at Florida State University. The choir is composed of undergraduate students including those majoring in music and the other degree programs offered by the many academic units making up The Florida State University. During its rich history, the University Singers has performed with such remarkable musicians as Sir David Willcocks (2002), Aaron Copland, Norman Dello Joio, Billy Taylor (2000), and the esteemed Atlanta Symphony Conductor Robert Shaw, who continued to conduct concerts with the University Singers into his eighties. Additionally, during the past five years, the University Singers has been invited to perform national and regional conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association.
Throughout its over fifty year history, several distinguished conductors have lead the University Singers, including Walter James, Joseph Flummerfelt, Clayton Krehbiel and André Thomas. Today, the traditions founded by these outstanding conductors has been passed to the current conductor, Kevin Fenton. Audition is required for enrollment.
Meeting Time: MTRF 2:30-3:20 p.m.
Women's Glee Club
The FSU Women's Glee Club long and rich tradition is being continued by Dr. Judy Bowers. This university ensemble is open to all students performs concerts throughout the year, including off-campus performances. No audition is required.
Meeting Time: MWF 1:25-2:15
Professor Larry Gerber is the conductor of The Collegians, FSU men's glee club, which is open to students enrolled in the University. Public concerts are presented throughout the year, including off-campus performances. No audition is required.
Meeting Time: TR 11:15-12:05
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a select ensemble that performs regularly on and off campus. Inga Swearingen is the conductor. Audition is required for enrollment.
Meeting Time: MWF 1:25-2:15 p.m.
The Choral Union is open to any student enrolled in the University who enjoys singing. Dr. André Thomas is the director of the Choral Union, which is conducted by graduate students in choral conducting. Choral Union performs accompanied and a cappella repertoire in concerts throughout the year. No audition is required.
Meeting Time: MWF 11:15-12:05
University Chorale/Tallahassee Community Chorus
This ensemble, conducted by Dr. André Thomas, is a large mixed ensemble that specializes in the music written for a large chorus and orchestra. The chorus is open to all students and the general public.
Meeting Time: M 7:30-9:30 p.m.
(Chorus rehearses at St. Johns Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Monroe and Tennessee—between Tennessee and Call streets)