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 four CDs: The Sound of Light (2011), The Food of Love (2012), Words (2013), and Beyond the Din (2014).   The Chamber Choir has recently toured Spain, China, as well as the East and West Coasts of the United States.  Additionally, the Chamber Choir has won invitations 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
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

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

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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.

Contact the director (reed.criddle@uvu.edu) to schedule an audition.

Audition Information

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

UVU Men's Choir
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Franz Bieble, Ave Maria

Women's Choir

UVU Women's Choir

The UVU Women's Choir is one of three auditioned choral ensembles on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. Now in it's sixth year, the choir is comprised of approximately 60 female singers and represents a diverse population of the UVU student body including music majors, non-majors, freshman through senior year students, in addition to non-traditional and post baccalaureate students. Choir singers meet three times each week for 50-minute rehearsals and combine annually with the UVU Men's Choir to study and perform mixed choral literature and choral masterworks. The UVU Women's Choir is conducted by Dr. Cherilyn Worthen, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education.

To schedule an audition for Spring 2016, please contact the director (cherilyn.worthen@uvu.edu) to schedule a time. Auditions will take place by private appointment during December up until the first week of classes in January

Audition Information


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

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is a non-auditioned choir where all who desire to sing may participate. This course meets twice weekly for 50 minutes and prepares a selection of pieces for a service performance at the end of the semester, usually at a local residential care center. Upper division music education students are occasionally invited to assist as teaching assistants for this ensemble.

Cherilyn Worthen, Director
MW 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 509

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.

Victor Hurtado, Director
MWF 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
MWF 4:00 pm – 5:15 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

Thomas Keck, Director
MW 12:00 pm – 1:40 pm

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
TR 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
GT 416

Symphony Orchestra

UVU Chamber Orchestra

The UVU Chamber Orchestra consists of music major and non-major scholarship recipients. The ensemble performs staple works for the string orchestra, collaborates with groups including the UVU Contemporary Dance Ensemble and features UVU music faculty as soloists.

Cheung Chau, Director
Associate Professor of Music
TWRF 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
GT 507

Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Dr. Alex Heitlinger, the Jazz Orchestra is UVU’s premiere jazz ensemble. The group rehearses twice per week, performs traditional and contemporary big band repertoire, and hosts the annual Ice Breaker Jazz Festival. Recent jazz guest artists have included Jeff Hamilton, Gilad Hekselman, Jeff Coffin, Kobie Watkins, Greg Gisbert, Art Lande, and Jerry Leake.

Audition Information

Alex Heitlinger, Director
TR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Small Jazz and Commercial Ensembles

UVU’s Small Jazz and Commercial ensembles provide performance opportunities in a variety of popular musical styles. Past projects have included jazz, funk, pop, rock, heavy metal, and bluegrass bands. These ensembles are faculty-coached, rehearse once per week, and perform at UVU's Mixtape Live series.

Audition Information

Alex Heitlinger and Todd Sorenson, Directors
Rehearsal times TBA

Percussion UVU

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

Audition Information

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

The Whole Toy Laid Down by Dave Hollinden


Reckless by Dave Hollinden

Screamin' Green 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).

Thomas Keck, Director
MUSC 334R 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.

Thomas Keck, 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.

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

Horn Choir and Woodwind Quintet

Woodwind Ensembles
Flute Choir
Clarinet Choir
Saxophone Quartet
Woodwind Quintet
Jeffrey O'Flynn, Coordinator
MUSC 373R 202

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