University Chorale is the non-auditioned choir at BYU. Enrollment is open to all students. There are two different sections of University Chorale, and they operate independently as two different choirs. The day section meets M/W/F from 12:00-12:50 in the Madsen Recital Hall, and is conducted by current graduate students in Choral Conducting. The evening section meets T/Th from 4:00-5:30 in room 251 of the Tanner Building. University Chorale has one concert at the end of each semester, and the choirs also perform at the campus Devotional once per semester.

Paul Broomhead, conductor – Evening section

Paul Broomhead received a PhD in Music Education from the University of Washington in 1999. He has taught Jr. High and High School choir and general music and now teaches collegiate music education. He is the author of the book “What is Music Literacy?” and has served as co-editor and contributing author for the books “Arts Education and Literacies” and “(Re)Imagining Content-Area Literacy Instruction.” He has published a broad assortment of research and opinion articles in the International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Teaching Music, UpdateContributions to Music Education, Reading Psychology, and Teacher Development. He has served the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as national Chair of the Instructional Strategies SRIG and as Collegiate Chair for the Western Division. In Utah, he served as Higher Education Vice President of Utah Music Educators Association. Dr. Broomhead has been an invited guest conductor in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and has presented and at national conventions such as Music Educators National Conference, American Association of Higher Education, American Educator’s Research Association, Literacy Research Association (National Reading Conference), and College Reading Association. His teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes such as, Exploration of Music Teaching, Student Teaching Seminar, Philosophy of Music, Music Education Research, and Score Preparation/Conducting. Still an educator at heart, Dr. Broomhead’s favorite teaching assignment is conducting one of the un-auditioned choirs at BYU. Education: PhD, Music Education, University of Washington, 1999 MM, Music Education, Brigham Young University, 1990 BM, Music Education, Brigham Young University, 1987

Mike Carter, conductor – Afternoon section


Click here for more BYU University Chorale in performance:

Kala Kalla from Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre

Famine Song – Matthew Culloton