University Singers to Perform at National Conference

The Southern Nazarene University Singers, or U singers will be performing at the American Choral Directors Association on Thursday, March 14th at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas.

The U Singers are a musical group that consists of 10 singers, a rhythm section and a horn line that specialize in sacred vocal jazz and contemporary music styles. The group was formed in 1988 by D. E. Hill and has toured over the United States and numerous other countries since their inception.

“To be selected to perform at the national convention is a huge honor. Last year we were selected to perform at the South West ACDA Convention. We submitted representative recordings from the last three years and were selected from a pool of ensembles from all over the nation. A performance like this puts us on a national stage in front of the very best elementary, secondary, university, and professional directors and students in the country and many from around the world. Performing last year at SWACDA was a great honor and the University Singers knocked it out of the park. This year is ten times the prestige and we are preparing for an awesome performance,” stated Dr. Jim Graves, Assistant Professor of Music.

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.