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Welcome to UCONN! Summer is here and at the University of Connecticut, we are excited about the arrival of all incoming UConn students, especially those who are on campus this summer for Orientation. For those of us in UConn Choirs, we are especially looking forward to meeting our incoming freshman singers and any student or community member who hasn’t sung in a UConn Choir before. I am the Director of Choral Studies and on behalf of all UConn choral directors, as well as the UConn Choirs Student Officers, I welcome you to your new adventure. At UConn, there are many opportunities to showcase your talent and interest in singing with a music department that has a long tradition of choral excellence and joy in making music. There is no better way to use your talent, meet new people, and help create something amazing than to sing with a UConn choir. Whether you are a music major with eyes on a to an international career in opera, or a pre-med, Ag., Education, Exercise Science, Engineering, or any other major looking for an escape from the pressures of your core classes, there is a place for you in UConn Choirs. Freshman or grad student, we look forward to meeting you!

-Dr. Jamie Spillane

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We will hold Choral Placement Hearings for incoming and returning singers on the Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of the first few days on campus (August 27-August 30). These placement hearings are a low-stress way for us to get to know your voice and decide which choral ensemble would be the best match for you. These hearings will be held in the Music Library Building which can be found at the southern end of campus (across the street from the new Storrs Center). Choral Placement Hearings will be scheduled using a Doodle Poll. Follow this link to schedule a time If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to or any of the choir directors listed on the UConn Choirs Webpage. You can also call the Choral Office number below.

(868) 486-2562 – Choral Office Choral Placement Hearings in Drama/Music Building Room ML105:

Saturday 8/27 1:00pm-3:00pm (freshmen especially encouraged)
Sunday 8/28 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Monday 8/29 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 8/30 10:00am – 6:00pm

Please find us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as the UConn Choirs website to see information regarding the choirs and activities available. We look forward to meeting you and having you as part of UConn Choirs!

Conductors Choirs Rehearsal Times
Dr. Jamie Spillane Concert Choir
Chamber Singers
Mon. & Wed. 2:30 to 4:30pm
Tues. & Thurs. 1 to 1:50pm
Dr. Eric Rice Collegium Musicum (Early Music) Tues. & Thurs. 1 to 1:50pm
Dr. Mary Ellen Junda Earthtones (World Music)
Women’s Choir
Tuesday 6 to 8:30pm
Tues. & Thurs. 1 to 1:50pm
Brian Stevens Festival Chorus (College & Community Choir) Monday 7 to 9pm
Matthew Travis Men’s Glee Club Tues. & Thurs. 1 to 1:50pm
Rev. Lisa Clayton Voices of Freedom (Gospel Choir) Wednesday 6 to 8:30pm