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.