UT Tyler School of Performing Arts
UT Tyler choral ensembles are open to students of all majors, and are conducted by
Dr. Cameron Rose, Director of Choral Activities. Talent Awards (scholarships) are available for members
of our university choral ensembles regardless of major, the auditions for which take place during the spring prior to intended enrollment. For additional
information please contact Dr. Rose.
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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 rich heritage of performances across a wide variety of musical traditions. Concert Chorale generally performs in two large concerts each semester, drawing from "classical," sacred, folk, jazz and multicultural works. Choral-orchestral masterworks performed in recent years have included: Missa in C (Mozart), Kleine Orgelmesse (Haydn), Jesu meine Freude (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), Mass in G (Schubert), Gloria (Rutter), Requiem (Rutter), Requiem (Fauré), Requiem (Duruflé). In 2018, Concert Chorale collaborated with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra in performances of Zadok the Priest (Handel), Nanie (Brahms), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Concert Chorale is UT Tyler's large university choir. An informal, short visit with
the director is needed to prior to enrollment. Singers are also welcome to enroll
Course number: MUEN 1145 / 3145 / 5145
Organized in 2004, Patriot Singers is the auditioned, vocal chamber ensemble of UT Tyler, and perform a vibrant and challenging repertoire from sacred Renaissance works to contemporary vocal jazz. Their many highly-attended performances include a joint concert with the Philippine Madrigal Singers in 2017, opening for Vocalosity in 2016, and a shared concert with the Grammy-winning Swingle Singers in 2014. In 2018 they were featured at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference. 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 in the spring. A full academic year commitment is expected.
Course number: MUEN 1155 / 3155 / 5155
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. Chad Edwards (1975-1990, Director of Choral Activities)
- Dr. Mark Mecham (1984-1986, visiting)
For ensemble photos, singer lists, and performance histories of past years' choral ensembles we invite you to enjoy the following pages: