Ensembles

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a non-auditioned mixed choir, where all students who desire to participate are welcome.

Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MUSC 124R
MW 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
GT 507

Chamber Choir

The premier choral ensemble at Utah Valley University, the Chamber Choir is composed of thirty-two undergraduates who share a passion for collective vocal artistry.  Conducted by Dr. Reed Criddle, this ensemble specializes in a cappella repertoire of all eras and has produced three CDs: The Sound of Light (2011), The Food of Love (2012), and Words (2013).   The Chamber Choir has recently toured China, as well as the East and West Coasts of the United States.  This academic year, the UVU Chamber Choir has been selected to perform at the national conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization in Charleston, South Carolina, and at the western division conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Santa Barbara, California.

Audition Information

Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 322R
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

UVU Chamber Choir performance of “Pieta” by Dr. Reed Criddle, with violinist Donna Fairbanks

chamber choir

Women's Choir

The Women's Choir performs a broad repertoire of music for women's voices, both accompanied and a cappella. Performances both on and off-campus feature frequent collaborations with the Men's Choir and the Symphony Orchestra.

Audition Information

Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MUSC 328R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 507

Men's Choir

Founded Fall 2013, the UVU Men's Choir has already garnered a reputation of artistic excellence, subtle precision, and colorful expression.  The choir is conducted by Dr. Reed Criddle, director of choral activities at UVU, and is composed of undergraduate men who audition from all majors across campus.  Each year the Men's Choir commissions a new composition for men's voices and collaborates with the UVU Women's Choir and UVU Symphony Orchestra to perform a choral-orchestral masterwork.  As one of only two men's collegiate choirs in Utah, the UVU Men's Choir strives to perform music from a wide variety of vocal genres and religious traditions.

A link to sign-up for fall auditions will be found here beginning August 2015: Audition Information

Reed Criddle, Director
MUSC 327R
MWF 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
GT 509

mens choir

UVU Opera

Opera Workshop is a class for vocalists who perform selected scenes from opera, operetta, and musical-theater. Students receive training in audition techniques, acting, stage movement, and stage combat.

Tyler Nelson, Director
MUSC 423R
MW 3:00 pm – 4:40 pm
GT 507

Opera Scenes

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony is dedicated to the finest traditional and contemporary wind literature, performing at least two concerts each semester with periodic tours.

Audition Information

David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 330R
MW 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm
GT416

Wind Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

The UVU Symphony Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of literature from the 18th to 21st centuries. It has performed at prestigious UVU events such as the President’s Scholarship Ball, Commencement, and events in collaboration with the UVU Center for Constitutional Studies honoring guests such as Mike Levitt and David McCullough. The Symphony's mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on- and off-campus. It collaborates regularly with community and campus performing groups such as the Utah Regional Ballet, UVU Contemporary Ensemble, UVU Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Wasatch Chorale, Utah Valley Youth Symphony, UVU Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir, and Women’s Choir, UVU Opera, Mountain View High School Symphonic Orchestra, Westlake Chamber Orchestra, Westlake High School Chorus, Lakeridge Junior High School Orchestra, and the John Rees & AVC Advanced Photography Class. Future collaborations will include the Utah Valley Symphony and Lyceum Symphonic Strings.

Audition Information

Cheung Chau, Director
MUSC 370R
TR 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
GT 416

Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble performs the finest works in contemporary music. It hosts an annual Jazz Festival with prestigious guest artists.

Audition Information

David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 332R
TR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
GT416

Percussion UVU

Percussion UVU performs innovative and varied percussive repertoire in the classical, contemporary, popular, and non-western traditions.

Audition Information

Doug Smith, Director
MUSC 331R
MW 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
GT 416


The Whole Toy Laid Down by Dave Hollinden

percussion

Screamin' Green Pep Band

Screamin’ Green Pep Band energizes UVU’s athletic events including home basketball games, playoffs and championships. The band is proud to be supporting the UVU teams, which have been inducted into the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 373R 601

University Band

The University Band is a non-auditioned evening band, where all students, staff, or faculty who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments are welcome to participate.

David Fullmer, Director
MUSC 373R 004
W 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm
MUSC 373R 601

Chamber Ensembles

In addition to its large performing ensembles, the Department of Music promotes smaller student ensembles. Many of these ensembles are in demand for performances at a variety of university events.

Honors Vocal Quartet (auditioned)
Reed Criddle, Coordinator

String Ensembles
Honors String Quartet (auditioned)
Cheung Chau, Coordinator
MUSC 373R 203

Woodwind Ensembles
Flute Choir
Clarinet Choir
Saxophone Quartet
Woodwind Quintet
Mary Richards, Coordinator
MUSC 373R 202

Brass Ensembles
Horn Choir
Brass Quintet
Jeb Wallace, Coordinator
MUSC 373R 201