With over 250 singers enrolled, the University of St. Thomas choral program offers six choirs for academic credit. In recent years, the UST choirs have performed at national, regional and state ACDA conventions. Choir members work to deeply understand the music they sing and the cultures from which it comes. They perform the repertoire with high artistic standards, and they find great joy in doing so.
Chamber Singers – Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor
The Chamber Singers is a select mixed ensemble dedicated to the finest in choral music making. Their performance schedule includes concerts for the campus community and beyond.
Concert Choir – Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor
The Concert Choir is a select mixed ensemble representing majors from across campus. With the Chamber Singers, the Concert Choir performs fall, Christmas and spring concerts.
Liturgical Choir – Mr. Aaron Brown, conductor
The Liturgical Choir is a select mixed ensemble whose principal purpose is to serve the music ministry in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. In addition to performing twice a month in liturgy, the Liturgical Choir performs in the Christmas concert.
Women’s Choir – Ms. Angela Mitchell, conductor
The Women’s Choir is a treble ensemble committed to bringing quality choral music written especially for women to our campus and to our community. Major performances include campus and community concerts.
Schola Cantorum – Mr. Aaron Brown, conductor
The Schola Cantorum vocal ensemble sings chant and choral music based on chant in the context of both liturgical services and concerts.
Jazz Singers – Mr. Denis Alliaire, conductor
The Jazz Singers is a select group of students that perform various styles of jazz including blues, swing, Latin, doo-wop, funk and pop.
Chamber Singers rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:55-11:35 and Fridays from 2:55-4:35.
Concert Choir rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:35-3:10 and Fridays from 2:55-4:35.
Liturgical Choir rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:35-3:10 (and two Sunday mornings per month).
Women's Choir rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:25-5:00.
Yes, students may fulfill the Fine Arts Requirement FREE OF CHARGE by singing in any combination of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Liturgical Choir, or Women's Choir for four semesters (one credit per semester). You'll continue to earn one free credit per semester if you participate for more than four semesters.
The Freshmen Music Option provides free 30-minute, one credit music lessons to all first year students involved in a large ensemble. Freshmen choral students receive free voice lessons.
Auditions are held during the first week of fall semester in the Brady Educational Center. All interested choral students should fill out the online form to reserve and audition. Forms will be accepted June 1-Sep. 1. Students who complete this form will receive an email that outlines specifics of the audition/registration process.