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Choral Ensembles

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

UT Tyler choral ensembles are conducted by Dr. Cameron Rose, Director of Choral Activities. All students regardless of major who wish to participate in a choral ensemble may also qualify to receive a Talent Award. Auditions for Talent Awards take place during the spring prior to intended enrollment. Awards are renewable.

Patriot Singers 2014-2015 Patriot Singers

The premiere choral ensemble of the University of Texas at Tyler, the Patriot Singers perform vibrant and beautiful repertoire from sacred Renaissance works to contemporary vocal jazz. Among their many highly-attended concerts was a 2014 combined performance with the Grammy-winning Swingle Singers. In addition to formal performances with the Concert Chorale, the Patriot Singers perform in featured community and regional events as musical ambassadors for the university at large.

Membership is by audition and is open to students of any major. Please contact Dr. RoseClick choir photos for current and past members and performance calendars.

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Concert Chorale Concert Chorale

The UT Tyler Concert Chorale was organized in 1975 as the first choral ensemble of the university (then called Texas Eastern University). Since that time, the Chorale has continued a strong performance tradition across a wide variety of styles and works. Concert Chorale performs in two to three large concerts each semester, drawing upon a rich heritage of music from "classical," folk, religious and multicultural traditions.  Choral masterworks in recent years have included: Kleine Orgelmesse (Haydn), Jesu meine Freude (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), Mass in G (Schubert), Gloria (Rutter), Requiem (Rutter), Requiem (Fauré), Requiem (Duruflé).

No audition is required for Concert Chorale, however a short consultation with the director is needed to determine the singer's most confortable vocal range. Please contact Dr. Rose.

Course number: MUEN 1145/3145/5145


The University of Texas at Tyler was originally founded as Tyler State College in 1971, later becoming Texas Eastern University in 1975, and finally joining the University of Texas System in 1979. Over that time our choral directors have included:

  • Dr. Cameron Rose (2008-present, Director of Choral Activities)
    • Dr. John Petzet (2007-2008, visiting)
    • Dr. David Scholz (2006-2007, visiting)
    • Dr. Mark Johnson (2004-2007, Patriot Singers)
  • Dr. Tom Allen (1991-2006, Director of Choral Activities)
    • Dr. Mark Mecham (1984-1986, visiting)
  • Dr. Chad Edwards (1975-1990, Director of Choral Activities)


Roburt Fountain Senior Euphonium Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 7:30

Student Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 12:30

Wind Ensemble Concert - Cowan Center - 7:30

Patriot Singers/Concert Chorale Christmas Concert with Voices of Faith Choir - First Presbyterian Church - 7:00

Michael Thrasher & Judy Biondini, Clarinet/Piano Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 3:00

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