This ensemble is the University’s most select vocal ensemble and frequently represents the University outside of our Mānoa campus. The Chamber Singers sing repertoire from a wide variety of genres and often joins other organizations around the state for collaborative events. Membership in Chamber Singers is limits to the more advanced and independent musicians, regardless of degree program. Auditions are held in August of each academic year and, in the event of mid-year vacancies, again in January.
Chamber Singers is led by Dr. Saplan.
This student choir, led by the University’s director of choral activities, rehearses three times weekly and performs choral repertoire from across the spectrum. The Concert Choir forms the backbone of the UHChoirs and creates the core of the mass chorus when the UHChoirs join the UH Symphony.
The majority of students who sing in choruses in the UHM Music Department are members of this ensemble. While auditions are not required, students must have former choral experience in order to join.
University “Hawaiian” Chorus
University Chorus is an ensemble comprised of singers from all corners of the University and surrounding community. Rehearsals offer basic instruction in choral singing through the Hawaiian choral tradition. The ensemble is co-directed by Dr. Saplan and graduate students in choral conducting.
The group rehearses on Tuesday evenings and is open to both students and community members regardless of choral experience. No auditions are necessary.