From Munich to Akron, The University of Akron’s Chamber Choir’s talent has garnered international attention and opened up an amazing opportunity – the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (formerly known as the Munich Conservatory) will be visiting UA as part of a special international collaboration in promotion of world peace through music!
In addition to exploring one another’s cultures through these unique co-op visits, it is also a special opportunity to celebrate the centenary of the end of World War I, with students from the USA & Germany coming together in solidarity.
BLU Jazz+ will be hosting both of these wonderful ensembles, as well as faculty & staff from The University of Akron, to put on a very special edition of our popular jam session, hosted by fan-favorite pianist & bandleader, Theron Brown.
Bring your instruments, voices & good vibes and join us for this most special evening in the Rubber City!
Under the direction of Dr. Marie Bucoy-Calavan, The University of Akron Chamber Choir is the premier auditioned choir at The University of Akron.
Consisting of a smaller select group of musicians typically numbering between 24 and 32, this ensemble focuses on more technically difficult music from all eras and styles.
As the flagship choral ensemble for The University of Akron, the group has performed at Severance Hall, the Knight Center, the historic First Congregational Church, Guzzetta Recital Hall, E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, and multiple other venues around campus and the city of Akron.
The Chamber Choir is the touring choral ensemble, performing in major cities throughout the region. Auditions for new members are held at the beginning of each year, and membership in the ensemble is a full-year commitment. Undergraduate members of the Chamber Choir must also be members of Concert Choir under the discretion of the conductor.
|BLU Jazz+ was named one of the "Best Jazz Venues in the World" by DownBeat Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Committed to the preservation of America's treasured art form of jazz, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF) is a new program developed by the founders of BLU Jazz+ Akron that brings “front-row” jazz education performance & mentorship opportunities to student musicians and art lovers alike through an ongoing series of special events throughout the year.|