The Concert Choir is a select, SATB choir open to any university student through audition. This group of 32-40 singers performs a wide variety of repertoire from all stylistic periods.
The Choral Union is the largest choral group at the university and is
open to any university student; a minimal audition is required during
the first week of classes each semester. Although some repertoire is
chosen for women's chorus and men’s chorus, the majority of the music is
for SATB choir.
The Women’s Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire for women’s
voices. It is open to any university student; a minimal audition is
required during the first week of classes each semester.
The UWSP Chamber Singers meet in the fall semester and explores small
ensemble repertoire ranging from madrigals to contemporary music. It is
open to any university student through audition.
The UWSP Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its performance of both
the standard orchestral repertoire as well as contemporary music.
Selected through an audition process, the ensemble is made up of
students from across the university. While the majority of players are
music majors or minors, many other fields of study are represented
including Communications, Biology, Environmental Education and
others. The ensemble rehearses twice a week and performs several
concerts per year. In addition, the orchestra hosts an annual high
school string festival each February. The orchestra also combines with
the UWSP choirs on a bi-annual basis to present the great
orchestra/choral works. Some of the literature the UWSPSO has performed
in recent years includes Mahler's Symphony #4, Beethoven Symphony #3 and
#7, Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, Orff's Carmina Burana,
Mozart's Requiem, Bartok's Dance Suite, Tchaikovsky Symphonies #4 and #5
and Gustav Holst's The Planets. The orchestra has been conducted by Dr.
Patrick Miles since 1990. Top students in the orchestra may be invited
to audition for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra as well.