UNM Choirs


UNM Choirs Placement Procedure

For any additional information about auditions or general questions about the choral program please email Dr. David Edmonds, Director of Choral Studies, at dmedmonds@unm.edu

**please note: if you plan on taking voice lessons there is a separate placement for voice studio. Please contact Dr. Olga Perez Flora at oflora@unm.edu about being placed in a voice studio.

Thank you for your interest in participation!


Dolce Suono

MWF 12:00-12:50 PM

UNM’s tenor-bass chorus is open to students of all majors and sings a broad range of repertoire in different styles, genres, and languages, and regularly performs for events both on and off-campus. A Choral Ensemble Placement is required to join the group.

Las Cantantes Treble Choir

Fall: MWF 2:00-2:50 PM

Members of Las Cantantes, come from all areas of campus.  Recent performance highlights include touring to New York City; working with music legends Dave Brubeck, Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen, and Andrew Carter; in recent years making 3 recordings with the Raven CD label which have all received favorable reviews in The American Organist, The Diapason, and The American Record Guide; and broadcasts on National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country. Dr. David Edmonds is the director of this ensemble. A Choral Ensemble Placement is required and participation is open to all students regardless of major.

University Chorus

Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM

Founded in the 1920s, the University Chorus boasts a nearly one-hundred-year tradition of music-making in Albuquerque.  The choir regularly collaborates with the UNM Symphony Orchestra and other instrumental ensembles to present masterworks from the choral-orchestral literature.  Following the model of the “town and gown” ensemble, the University Chorus is comprised of a diverse mix of students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages and backgrounds. The University Chorus is a self-selected group, requiring no choral ensemble placement.  Dr. David Edmonds conducts this choir.

Concert Choir

MWF 3:00-4:30 PM

The UNM Concert Choir is the Department of Music’s premier mixed choral ensemble.  This group has been recognized across the state and region for performances of the highest artistic caliber.  Open to all students regardless of major, the Concert Choir includes the most advanced singers on campus and regularly collaborates with other choral and instrumental ensembles to present masterworks of choral literature.  A Choral Ensemble Placement and callback rehearsal are required for membership.  Dr. David Edmonds conducts this choir.

Please see our ensemble auditions information page for specific information on joining one of our choirs:

Ensemble Auditions

The UNM Concert Choir premieres “Where The Mind Is Without Fear”.

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