Choral Music at Jacksonville University

Under the direction of Timothy Snyder since 2010, the Jacksonville University Choirs contribute to the cultural life of northeastern Florida by bringing high quality and artistically polished performances of the choral repertoire to campus, the community and the region.

The JU Choirs have performed for the American Choral Directors Association, Beaches Fine Arts Series, Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd, and the Florida Music Educators Association.  Notable appearances include concerts in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, England’s Canterbury Cathedral and numerous collaborations with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. 

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There is place for all who wish to sing at JU, regardless of choral experience or major.  All interested students are encouraged to join us in one of three main ensembles:

University Women’s Chorus  - University Men’s Chorus

The University Women’s and Men’s Choruses are dedicated to the performance of choral music drawn from a variety of genres and styles, including classical and contemporary works, musical theatre, jazz, collegiate Glee Club repertoire and part-songs.   An emphasis is placed on vocal development and musicianship skills.  No Audition Required. 


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​University Women's Chorus University Men's Chorus
 
University Singers

Chamber Singers Tour.jpgA mixed ensemble of approximately 32 experienced singers selected by annual audition, the University Singers performs a varied and challenging repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony, Baroque chamber music and Classical masterworks to new music by living composers.  The University Singers maintain an active performance schedule, appearing frequently on campus, in the community and on tour.  Audition Required. 

Active chapters of Pi Kappa Lambda national honorary society in music, Mu Phi Epsilon, the Music Entertainment Industry Students Association, and the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference have been established on campus. The MEISA chapter helps coordinate activities for the JU based record label, Dolphinium Records.  Music students regularly perform in a variety of musical organizations and in recital formats required by their curricula. Numerous ensembles with regular rehearsals and performances provide experience for all JU students. Association with these organizations may require an audition.