|University of Arizona Symphonic Choir
Web site: http://music.arizona.edu/
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Symphonic Choir is a select undergraduate ensemble carrying on a fifty-year tradition of excellence in choral music at The University of Arizona. In addition to performing formal concerts on campus, on Tucson-area concert series, and on tours throughout the United States, the choir collaborates with university and professional ensembles, including on recent performances of Bach’s Matthäuspassion and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (University of Arizona) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus). Students represent a broad variety of disciplines and hail from throughout the United States. Repertoire embraces music from a wide range of cultural traditions and from every historical period up to and including new works commissioned especially for the choir.
Symphonic Choir recently has been the recipient of three signal honors. This summer they were awarded third place in the professionally adjudicated American Prize 2011 competition for the division of college/university choirs. In addition, the ensemble was selected by audition and performed for the 2011 annual conference of American Music Educators Association and the 2010 conference of the Western Division of American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, associate professor of music and associate director of choral activities, is in her ninthyear as conductor of Symphonic Choir.