Boyer students can expand their performance experience through a variety of ensembles and performance opportunities, depending on their interests and major. Participation may require auditions. Learn more about ensembles at Temple.
Temple University’s choirs have enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence under the batons of some of Philadelphia's most prominent conductors. Consisting of over 200 students each year, the ensembles continually receive regional and national acclaim for their performances. Students can earn one credit for most of the ensembles.
- Concert Choir, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. In addition to performing the great masterworks of the choral and orchestral canon, the choir performs new American music and has presented many first Philadelphia performances.
- Graduate Conductors Chorus, an ensemble of 24 members selected from the Concert Choir by competitive audition. The choir is conducted by MM Choral Conducting students and presents a recital every six weeks under the direction of a different conductor. Members receive tuition assistance each semester and are held to a high standard of musical preparation and performance.
- Recital Chorus, a volunteer ensemble of 20 to 40 members recruited by MM Choral Conducting students. The ensemble presents a recital every six weeks under the direction of a different conductor and is noted for spirited performances of works from the classical, folk and world traditions.
- Singing Owls, a mixed choir, comprises Temple University alumni, faculty, staff and students as well as members of the Greater Philadelphia community. The ensemble's primary goal is to create a dynamic and inclusive singing community through the appreciation and performance of music from diverse cultures, genres, places and time periods.
- University Chorale, a choir of men's voices, representing a wide range of majors within the Boyer and across the university. The chorale performs music of many cultures and times. In recent years, the choir has placed a special emphasis on contemporary American music, including works by Jeffery Ames, Carol Barnett, Eric William Barnum, Daniel Pinkham, Frank Ticheli and Z. Randall Stroope.
- University Singers, a mixed choir of students representing a wide range of majors in Boyer and across the university. The choir performs frequently on and off campus, and it participates in the annual combined choir and orchestra concerts at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
- Women's Chorus, a mixed choir of female students, representing a wide range of majors within Boyer and across the university. Formed in 2000 with the intent of expanding Temple's choirs' repertoire, the ensemble performs four times per year on campus as well as with the combined choirs and orchestra for the annual Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts concerts.