University Singers

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced music for chamber voices ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works. Past performances have included appearances at the Virginia Music Educator's Conference, and concert tours to New York City and Southern Virginia as well as evensong at The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.


Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Studies and Conductor, University Singers,
discusses the Mason Choral Studies program and the recent performance of Haydn's Paukenmesse.

 All choruses present a regular concert series and often collaborate with other George Mason University performing ensembles from the Departments of Music, Dance, and Theater. Choral-stage performances have included Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Mason choruses also perform at numerous University events.

In addition to performing on campus in the Center for the Arts, groups have presented concerts throughout the Greater Washington area in the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Center for the Arts, The Library of Congress, and the White House. They have appeared as guests with professional orchestras and also with The United States Marine Band and The United States Army Chorus.

Touring activities for all ensembles include travel throughout Virginia, as well as participation in U.S. music festivals in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and New York City. Mason students routinely participate in performance opportunities abroad, with ensembles or individually. Students have performed in London, England; St. Moritz, Switzerland; Florence, Italy; and Cologne, Germany. Through Mason’s Study Abroad program, students are offered wonderful opportunities to take intensive language and music courses in cities around the world.

Selected recent performances


Directed by:
Dr. Stan Engebretson

Dr. Stanley Engebretson

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