University Men's Chorus
An auditioned large ensemble open to all male students at Bowling Green State University, the chorus’ motto and reputation as "America's Finest Singing Machine" is well deserved, emanating from over forty years of musical excellence. The ensemble encompasses students from all majors; over half are non-music majors, representing all seven colleges at the University.
The chorus organizes and presents two tours each academic year. Fall finds the singers traveling to locations in Ohio and Michigan, performing at high schools during the day and various concert venues in the evenings. The spring tour ventures to a new location each year, and past trips have taken the men to Colorado, Florida, New York City, Washington D.C., and Toronto. These off-campus pursuits provide opportunities to perform for diverse audiences, serve as musical ambassadors for BGSU, see different parts of the country, and bond and create lasting friendships with fellow chorus members.
The ensemble, which has produced numerous CDs, has performed with distinction at a number of regional and national ACDA conferences, as well as the North Coast Conference of OMEA and at OMEA state conferences. The group recently commissioned a work by famed jazz artist Dave Brubeck titled Love Flows from God, which they performed at OMEA with the composer present. The chorus has also commissioned works from Timothy Takach of CANTUS, Michael Cox and Steven Sametz, as part of the Male Chorus Commissioning Consortium, sponsored by CANTUS.
The Men's Chorus meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm in 102 Wolfe Center for the Arts.