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University Chorale – a NEW Choral Ensemble


The CWRU Music Department announces the creation of a new choral ensemble for fall 2017: University Chorale!

University Chorale is a non-auditioned treble-voice ensemble open to any undergraduate or graduate student, faculty, or staff member in the University who enjoys singing. The ensemble will perform a wide variety of accompanied and a cappella repertoire written specifically for treble voices. Examples of treble voices include, but are not limited to: sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, altos, contraltos, and counter-tenors. For additional information about gender-inclusive treble voices eligible for this ensemble, contact Dr. Matthew Garrett, Director of Choirs ( or 216-368-2496).

The ability to read music is not required for participation and there is no formal audition. The conductor will lead members in exercises to ensure everyone is singing an appropriate voice part. Goals of the University Chorale include developing basic musicianship skills, learning healthy singing habits, and enjoying sharing music with fellow singers and the community.

Student members may choose to participate in University Chorale for 0-1 credit (MUEN 387). For additional information contact Dr. Matthew Garrett, Director of Choirs ( or 216-368-2496) or Mr. Jason Falkofsky, Conductor of University Chorale ( Join us from 5:30-6:45 pm for our first rehearsal of the semester on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, or any rehearsal through our membership drive (ends Thursday, September 7, 2017)!

Please note: University Chorale is being offered in place of University Singers for fall 2017.



Fall 2017

  • University Chorale Open Rehearsals
    Join us for one of our rehearsals during the first two weeks of classes from 5:30-6:45 pm in Harkness Chapel!
    *Tuesday, August 29
    Thursday, August 31 
    *Tuesday, September 5
    Thursday, September 7
    *Harkness Chapel Classroom

  • Case Choral Ensembles Retreat (Required for University Chorale and Concert Choir members)
    Saturday, September 16
    Church of the Covenant – 11205 Euclid Avenue, just behind Haydn Hall and Harkness Chapel
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided!)


  • Case Choirs Fall Concert
    Case Concert Choir & University Chorale present works by composers past and present
    Friday, November 10
    Church of the Covenant – 11205 Euclid Avenue – Cleveland, OH 44106
    8:00 pm (free admission, free parking available)


  • University Circle Carol Sing
    Case Choirs, University Circle Festival Chorus and Case Orchestras join with The Church of The Covenant for an afternoon of Holiday favorites the entire family will enjoy.
    This University Circle tradition always brings a packed house, so arrive early for the best seating!
    Sunday, December 3
    Church of the Covenant – 11205 Euclid Avenue – Cleveland, OH 44106
    4:00 pm (free admission)

Spring 2018

  • University Chorale Open Rehearsals
    Join us for one of our rehearsals during the first two weeks of classes, starting at 5:30 pm in Harkness Chapel!
    *Tuesday, January 16
    Thursday, January 18
    *Tuesday, January 23
    Thursday, January 27
    *Harkness Chapel Classroom


  • Case Concert Choir & Guests
    Choral ShowCase Invitational
    Join us for an evening of music by CWRU choral ensembles with special guests from Cleveland area schools.
    Friday, February 16
    Maltz Performing Arts Center – 1855 Ansel Road – Cleveland, OH 44106
    7:30 pm performance (free admission, paid parking available)

    Schedule and concert selections subject to change with advance notice


Ensemble Details


  • Rehearsals: Harkness Chapel and Classroom, TR, 5:30-6:45 PM
  • Course Number: MUEN 387
  • Participation Requirements: Contact Mr. Falkofsky or Dr. Garrett for more information. No audition required.
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