Men's Chorus - Roland Carter, Director
The UTC Men's Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus for male voices. The chorus concentrates on a wide variety of music for male voices, music reading ability, and group instruction in healthy singing technique. Membership is open to all UTC students regardless of major. The chorus presents at least one public concert at the conclusion of each semester.
It would be incorrect to say that the UTC Men's Chorus is a new ensemble. The current group was reformed by its current director, the internationally known Professor Roland Carter, the Ruth Homberg Professor of American Music. The University of Chattanooga had a Men's Chorus for many years and in fact one of the earliest existing recordings of a chorus on this campus is of the 1938 Orpheus Club. Prior to its disbanding the group was directed by well remembered professor E. G. Rushworth. The Men's Chorus is open to all male UTC students regardless of major and performs a wide variety of music written for men. The mission also includes learning how to sing in a chorus to begin or to improve skills in reading music. The UTC Men's Chorus (MUS 027-001) rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 until 11:50 in Cadek 200, receives one credit hour and is repeatable.