Choral Music at UMKC

The Conservatory choirs offer choral performance at the highest artistic level to all UMKC students, faculty, staff, and community members. You do not have to be a student in the UMKC Conservatory to sing with us.

Each of the Conservatory choral ensembles is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and audiences to diverse, choral repertoire – including great choral masterworks and music written by living composers, including UMKC faculty Chen Yi and Zhou Long. The UMKC choral area is committed to programming works by underrepresented composers including women and BIPOC composers.

Through the rehearsal and performance, students are exposed to a wide variety of compositional techniques, traditions, and expressive possibilities. This wide range of experiences affords singers an opportunity to receive a comprehensive musical education through a demanding, rigorous, and inspiring process of rehearsal and performance.