Choral performance
Welcome to Choral Music at CU Boulder!

Sign up for auditions

CU choirs are open to all students, regardless of their major. 

An audition is required for all who wish to enroll in a choir at CU.

For fall 2020, your audition will be submitted entirely online. Click the link below and follow the steps in the Google doc where you will find a section asking you to upload your vocal solo which can be any accompanied or a capella song of your choice—suggestion: A simple classical art song, folk song, hymn, or aria. Please film it in vertical orientation (portrait mode). In addition, you will be asked to record yourself singing the scale on the google doc.

Audition submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Gregory Gentry.

Follow the choral audition link to express your interest in singing in Fall 2020.

Below, read more about CU’s choral ensemble offerings.


University Singers
Dr. Gregory Gentry, conductor

CU's premiere choral ensemble, University Singers, is comprised of graduate and undergraduate singers. University Singers has been cited with critical acclaim for its performances and sings classically based literature from all style periods. Members of University Singers are selected by audition at the beginning of each academic year. 

University Singers class code is EMUS 1217/3217/5217

University Choir
Dr. Elizabeth Swanson, conductor

This auditioned choral ensemble is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from across the campus and performs a wide range of choral literature. Founded in 1939 by the College of Music’s namesake and former dean, Warner Imig, the University Choir’s traditions, performances, and tours have received national acclaim. 

University Choir class code is EMUS 1227/3227/5227

CU Women's Chorus
Staff instructor

This choir will not be offered in Fall 2020.

CU Festival Chorus
Dr. Gregory Gentry and Dr. Elizabeth Swanson, conductors

This choir will not be offered in Fall 2020.

CU Madrigal Singers
Staff instructor

This choir will not be offered in Fall 2020.


Gregory Gentry
Director of Choral Studies

Elizabeth Swanson
Associate Director of Choral Studies