University Symphonic Chorus
Experience the Large Choral Ensemble
The University Symphonic Chorus is a large ensemble of both students and community singers including UNR faculty and staff members from other departments. It performs a wide variety of works in collaboration with the Reno Chamber Orchestra as well as other instrumental groups.
Music Major and Minor Degree Fulfillment
For voice students, acceptance and participation in the University Symphonic Chorus can be used to fulfill undergraduate and graduate music degree requirements for major ensemble participation. The details for ensemble requirements are as follows:
- Voice Students - To fulfill degree requirements, voice students are required to participate in one of the following major ensembles:
- Applied Voice Majors may take up to four credits in MUS 470 - Opera Theater - to satisfy their major ensemble requirement. The four credits in MUS 470 must be after their 300 upper division voice audition.
- Graduate Students -- To fulfill degree requirements, graduate students in the Department of Music are required to participate in some form of conducted or coached ensemble for a minimum of two credits. The University Symphonic Chorus can be used to fulfill this requirement.
UNR's Voice Studies Program
Are you interested in vocal performance as a career choice? The Department of Music offers several types of degrees in Voice Studies.We invite you to visit the Voice Studies home page for more information.
About the Director
Dr. Paul Torkelson is currently Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada/Reno, where he directs the Symphonic Choir and the Nevada Chamber Singers and teaches choral conducting. During the 2011-2012 academic year, his choirs will be performing Handel’s Messiah, Cherubini’s Requiem with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Verdi Requiem with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. The Nevada Chamber Singers have also been invited to travel to Greece during the summer of 2013 for the Festival of the Aegean.
Music Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently throughout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.