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The University Singers is the most select choral ensemble at Syracuse University and is featured as the University's premiere touring ensemble.

For nearly 50 years the University Singers have upheld a rich tradition of excellence in choral singing characteristic of the most select vocal musicians of the Setnor School of Music. The choir has been invited to sing for multiple conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, including its recent appearance at the 2014 Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. Additionally, the ensemble has toured throughout the east coast of the U.S. and Canada and is traveling to France May 25-June 4, with stops in Paris, Chartres, Tours, Rheims and Strasbourg.

The ensemble is comprised of 32-40 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines and regularly performs with professional orchestras in Syracuse. Recent masterworks include the Requiems by Brahms, Fauré and Verdi; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony; and Haydn’s The Creation.

The ensemble is conducted by John F. Warren, associate professor of music and director of choral activities the Setnor School.

The Singers

John F. Warren, Conductor

Denise Villa-Ignacio, Assistant Conductor
Sabine Krantz, Pianist


  • Jesstina Allinger G'15 (music education), Waterville, N.Y.
  • Abigail Brockamp '17 (vocal performance), Salem, Ore.
  • Jaclyn Clark '15 (vocal performance), Clifton Park, N.Y.
  • Nina Pelligra '16 (music industry), Jamesville, N.Y.
  • Kailey Smith '16 (music industry), Massapequa Park, N.Y.
  • Marisa Frigoletto '18 (music education), Marlboro, N.J.
  • Margaret Hoeschele '18 (vocal performance), Cortland, N.Y.
  • Alyson Massa '16 (vocal performance), Red Bank, N.J.
  • Sara Morey G'16 (conducting), East Marion, N.Y.


  • Liana Fitt '16 (music education), Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
  • Rachel Heyman '16 (music education), Fayetteville, N.Y.
  • Anna Lilikas '14 (music education/speech), Demarest, N.J.
  • Bridget McGlone '15 (voice), Albany, N.Y.
  • Gabriella Roberts '17 (vocal performance), Winter Park, Fla.
  • Kailey Smith '16 (music industry), Massapequa Park, N.Y.
  • Ha Young Synn '17 (vocal performance), Torrence, Calif.
  • Denise Villa-Ignacio G'15 (conducting), Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
  • Elizabeth Weber '18 (music industry), Dewitt, N.Y.


  • Joseph Cambareri G'15 (music education), Manlius, N.Y.
  • Daniel Fields '17 (vocal performance), Syracuse
  • Nicholas Godzak '16 (music education), Syracuse
  • Jacob Goz '18 (vocal performance), East Northport, N.Y.
  • Sam Johns '15 (music education), Manlius, N.Y.
  • Sean Jordan '17 (vocal performance), Jamison, Pa.
  • Michael Landivar '16 (music industry) Stormville, N.Y.
  • Alexander Shenkman '16 (composition), Glencoe, Ill.
  • Corey Sullivan '16 (vocal performance), Baldwinsville, N.Y.
  • David Weber '17 (music industry), Syracuse


  • Alex Alpert '16 (vocal performance), Ridgewood, N.J.
  • Dylan Brunett '17 (music industry), Hilton, N.Y.
  • Edwin Edpalina G'16 (conducting), San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines
  • Cody Engstrom '15 (music industry), Barneveld, N.Y.
  • Tevin Habeebullah '14 (vocal performance), Richmond, Va.
  • Adam Fine G'16 (conducting), Queensbury, N.Y.
  • Patrick Garcia '15 (clarinet performance), Johnstown, Pa.
  • Da'Jon James '15 (music education), Jersey City, N.J.
  • Brian Savage '16 (cello performance), Syracuse
  • Frank Sheffield '17 (music industry), Ilion, N.Y.

Concert Season

Please visit our calendar for more information, including repertoire and parking.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 8 p.m.
Fall Concert, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Holidays at Hendricks, Hendricks Chapel

Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 7 p.m.
New York City Tour, Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Friday, March 4, 2016 | 8 p.m.
Choral Collage, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 8 p.m.
Spring Concert, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College


The University Singers embarked on its first international tour thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor. The choir traveled to France May 25-June 4, 2015, with stops in Paris, Chartres, Tours, Rheims, and Strasbourg. The final concert was hosted by the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, which has a continuing relationship with the Setnor School of Music.


Follow the University Singers on our social media sites: FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

You may also download bios and photos of the University Singers and John Warren.


Auditions for University Singers will be held at the beginning of the fall semester. Dates and times will be posted here when available.

To schedule an audition, or for questions regarding the Syracuse University Singers or any campus choral ensemble, contact the choral activities area at or 315.443.4106.