The UNCG Choral program is recognized for excellence, creative performances, and high artistic standards. The UNCG Choirs are comprised of four ensembles: University Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Women’s Glee Club and Men’s Glee Club. These diverse offerings allow students the opportunity to experience a wide range of stylistic ideas through the exploration of music from various time periods including major choral-orchestral works as well as smaller chamber pieces. The UNCG Choirs have performed at state, regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Welborn Young serves as director of choral activities and conductor of the University Chamber Singers and Men’s Glee Club. Dr. Carole Ott serves as associate director of Choral Activities and conducts the University Chorale and Women’s Glee Club.
The mission of the UNCG Choirs is dedicated to the teaching, performance, study and cultivation of choral music of the highest quality. We believe that the UNCG Choirs are a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression, of vital service and importance to its members and to UNCG. Through ensemble performance, we strive to create and environment of trust, communication, and expressive freedom, to present outstanding performances throughout the year, and to enhance the institutional sprit and character of UNCG. To music as an art and a profession, the UNCG Choirs seek to bring increasing artistry, understanding, and respect by efforts within our own immediate sphere and by providing leadership and sponsorship to school choral programs and through cooperation with all other agencies pursuing similar musical goals.
Note: Graduate students should enroll at the 600 level for ensembles (680, 681, 682, 687, 688)
Men’s Glee Club (ENS 380/680)
This ensemble is open to all UNCG tenors and basses.
Placement is based on an audition for music majors and minors, during the specified audition dates, and on an informal vocal assessment on the first day of rehearsal for non-music majors. The ensemble sings literature for male voices from all historical periods and styles: classical, sacred, secular, serious and lighter works from broadway to pops. Each semester the ensemble also combines with the Women’s Glee Club to perform SATB repertoire. Dr. Brett Nolker is the conductor. (TTh, 12:30-1:45)
Women’s Glee Club (ENS 381/681)
This ensemble is open to all UNCG Sopranos and Altos. Placement is based on an audition for music majors and minors, during the specified audition dates, and on an informal vocal assessment on the first day of rehearsal for non-music majors. The ensemble sings literature for women’s voices from all historical periods and styles: classical, sacred, secular, serious and lighter works from Broadway to Pops. Each semester the ensemble also combines with the Men’s Glee Club to perform SATB repertoire. Dr. Brett Nolker is the conductor. (TTh, 12:30-1:45)
University Chorale (ENS 382-01/682)
University Chorale is an ensemble of 24-28 singers of the most gifted and dedicated singers from the UNCG student body. Membership requires an audition. This ensemble prepares singers for a lifetime of choral participation as professional singers, music educators and enthusiastic amateurs. The Chorale performs a full range of literature throughout each semester including major works with orchestra. Dr. Carole Ott is the conductor. (TTR 12:30-1:45, F 1:00-1:50)
Chamber Singers (ENS 388/688)
The Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of 28-30 gifted and talented pre-professional singers, music educators, and very dedicated amateurs chosen from the UNCG student body. Membership requires an audition. Chamber Singers performs choral masterworks, new works, a cappella or instrumentally accompanied, in concerts throughout the semester including major works with orchestra. Dr. Welborn Young is the conductor. (TTR 12:30-1:45, F 1:00-1:50)
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Mr. Brad McMillan, a native of Elizabethtown, NC, is the Office Manager and Assistant to the Director and Associate Director of Bands at the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts. In this capacity, his responsibilities include accounting, finance, graphic design, and monitoring the daily operations of the band program. He has studied at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Indiana University for degrees in Saxophone Performance. Brad has performed with the UNCG and IU Wind Ensembles, IU Concert Orchestra, Columbus (IN) Philharmonic, UNCG Symphony Orchestra, Casella Sinfonietta, and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. His affiliations include Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity and the North American Saxophone Alliance.