Welcome to the UNO Choirs Website

Here you can get information about the UNO Choirs, upcoming concerts, choir social events, and fundraisers. You can also contact the choirs if you would like to join us.

Chamber Choir

The UNO Chamber Choir is the premier small choral ensemble in the Department of Music. Auditions are required for membership in this ensemble, and this choir is a mix of music majors and non-music majors. All singers have an especially strong interest in singing in a small ensemble and performing challenging literature. The Chamber Choir specializes in a cappella literature, performing repertoire covering all style periods from the Renaissance to the present day and is directed by Dr. Matthew Harden.

The choir appears frequently in the metropolitan area performing at the Joslyn Art Museum, the Western Heritage Museum, area churches, and other venues. In March of 2008, the UNO Chamber Choir traveled to Xalapa, Omaha's sister city in Mexico, performed a series of concerts, and toured Veracruz, a beautiful state in eastern Mexico. In November of 2009, the Chamber Choir was chosen to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Annual Conference in Lincoln. In May of 2011, the choir joined other UNO choirs and choirs from around the United States to perform Faure's Requiem in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Harden.

For more information about this choir and their current activities, please contact Dr. Matthew C. Harden

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is the large auditioned choral ensemble. It consists of 55-60 singers and is under the direction of Dr. Matthew Harden, the Director of Choral Activities. The choir performs large master works and performs at least one concert each year with the Omaha Symphony. The Concert Choir is made up of students from all majors and open auditions are held each fall for openings in the choir.

In addition to campus and local performances, the UNO Concert Choir has made several international tours including the countries of Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Finland, and the Baltics.  The Concert Choir returned from a very successful tour of Holland, Brussels, and Germany in May of 2007 and was in New York to perform in Carnegie Hall for the most recent tour in May of 2011. For more information about UNO's Choral Program, contact
Dr. Matthew Harden.

University Chorus

The University Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all UNO students, faculty and staff. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Harden, the 60+ singers involved in this group perform hallmark choral works such as Gloria by Vivaldi and Handel's Messiah. This ensemble is designed to meet the music needs of singers who wish to continue their choral experience. It is a performing organization that has varied programming, but emphasizes larger choral works. University Chorus meets at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week of the semester. Students can take up to three semesters of University Chorus and receive General Education credit. For more information about UNO's Choral Program contact Dr. Matthew Harden.

UNO Vocal Jazz

The UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble, All in Good Time, is an auditioned choir of 8-12 music majors and non-music majors, and performs a wide variety of literature each year. The ensemble focuses on building musicianship and independence through improvisation and executing stylishly authentic performance practices and jazz concepts. The UNO Vocal Jazz Ensemble was created in 2001 in its current format, and is directed by Kimberly Lomax. The group travels to perform at festivals, participates in various vocal jazz workshops, and performs two or more concerts per semester as well as the Star-Spangled Banner at various UNO sporting events.

Omaha Academy Choir

The Omaha Academy Choir is UNO's connection to the young people of the metro area. The ensemble currently consists of 25 students in grades 7-12. Auditions are required for membership. Under the direction of Kat Doebel, the goal of the OAC is to supplement the music education of students in and around Omaha. By performing a variety of literature and coaching students in choral and theory concepts, the OAC helps to prepare students for music study and performance beyond high school. Students interested in auditioning for the OAC should contact Kat Doebel at oachoir2010@gmail.com.