June 10-July 10 (Tuesday evenings only, 7-9 p.m.) With the
University Summer Chorus, singers can opt to participate in the
chorus for free (music is extra) or they can take the chorus as
a class to earn college credit (MUS3130). To take it for college
credit participants must be enrolled as a student or guest
student, and the usual tuition and fees for a one credit hour
course will apply. A $15 fee to cover the cost of music will
apply to all chorus members.
The University Summer Chorus will perform popular music
from Rodgers & Hammerstein and George Gershwin. The chorus will
perform Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the UT Center for
Performing Arts Recital Hall. After the concert date, students
taking the chorus as a class will continue on to participate in
the University’s Summer Sings program as part of their class.
Non-student chorus members can also participate in Summer Sings
if they choose, but there will be a $25 fee to participate in
all three sessions, or $9 per session. See below for details.
To sign up for the chorus as a non-student, register by June 6.
Just call the UT Department of Music at 419.530.2448 or email
Music fee is due by June 10.
SINGS – MUSIC OF THE MASTERS
July 15, 22, 29 “Summer Sings” serves to promote choral
masterworks through voice on experience. On three
successive Tuesday evenings, a reputable conductor will instruct
choral singers in a fun-filled study session of a major choral
gem culminating in a straight run-through performance.
15 - Jesu, meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach:
Dennis Blubaugh, well-known musician and owner of nationally
acclaimed Musical Resources serves as the first conductor.
Singers shouldn’t worry about German pronunciation; neutral
syllables will likely be employed.
July 22 - Mozart's Requiem: Dr. Steve Hodge,
Director of Choral Activities at The University of Toledo since
1989, serves up the Mozart Requiem. This staple in the
choral repertoire will receive special attention so you will
experience the intensity of emotion this work is famous for.
July 29 - Handel's Messiah: Dr. Sandra Frey Stegman,
Professor, Bowling Green State University will lead the
assemblage through the less well known but powerful choruses of
GF Handel's Messiah. Sandra is well known throughout the
Midwest and beyond as an accomplished conductor, adolescent
voice expert and popular clinician.
Register by July 1 and save. Fee is $25 to participate in all
three sessions, or $9 per session. (No charge for students
taking the University Summer Chorus as a class, since Summer
Sings is part of their course.) After July 1, fee is $27 for all
three sessions or $10 per session.
ART SONG FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP – “AMERICAN SONG BOOK”
June 23-27 - The Art Song Festival and Workshop, directed
by Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, is dedicated to promoting
recital performances as well as training singers and
collaborative pianists in the fine art of recital planning and
performance. Each participant takes classes in diction, stage
movement, vocal coaching, professional development, voice
lessons, and master classes.
Art Song faculty is made up of master teachers and professionals
who have sung nationally as well as internationally. Coaches are
professionals who have collaborated with some of the world’s
finest singers and have coached at regional opera houses.
The music for this year’s Festival will be drawn from American
composers such as Aaron Copland, Gershwin and more. Festival
classes are held on the main campus of UT, with recital
performances held in the Recital Hall of the Center for
Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 25 and Friday, June 27 at 7
p.m. both nights.
Register by June 2, or late fee of $25 will apply. Cost is $375
and includes all music and materials needed to participate. For
SUMMER JAZZ INSTITUTE – JAZZ VOICE TRACK
June 15-21 - The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where ALL
levels of jazz students can discover and achieve their jazz
potential through the study of jazz in one of four exceptional
programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training and
The curriculum is designed to provide fundamental, intermediate
and advanced jazz experiences for talented high school,
undergraduate and graduate college students. The institute
provides a positive and fun learning environment through
lectures, master classes, jam sessions, performances, and even a
recording experience. Participants immerse themselves in
improvisation, performance, arranging, and pedagogy with
established professional jazz musician/educators.
Register by June 2 or a $25 late fee will apply. Fee is $500 and
includes lunch each day plus all music and materials required to
participate. For details visit
To register online, or for more information on these and other
UT Department of Music Summer Music Workshops visit