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2021-2022 | Elm City Girls' Choir (Collegium Musicum division)

The Elm City Girls’ Choir (ECGC) has earned a reputation as one of America’s finest youth choirs. Founded in 1993, ECGC is an elite program, which provides unique performance opportunities and conservatory-level training in vocal technique, musicianship, and conducting for choristers of prodigious talent. ECGC has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Walt Disney World, and has recorded with artists including Yale Schola Cantorum, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale, Peter Eldridge, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The group has appeared on live national television with Diana Ross and has completed concert tours of Italy, England, Canada, Mexico, and China.

ECGC is open by invitation to choristers of extraordinary talent who have completed at least one year in the UGC Mentor Program and have demonstrated outstanding musical leadership and exemplary citizenship.

Collegium Musicum is the primary division of the Elm City Girls’ Choir. When choristers join ECGC, they always begin in Collegium, and most remain in that ensemble throughout their ECGC careers.

Participation in ECGC requires enrollment in BOTH of the components listed below. As noted, Component 1 features weekly rehearsals in the New Haven area on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS, and Component 2 entails attending an additional weekly rehearsal in a location of your choice (Clinton, New Haven, North Haven, or Shelton) and serving as a Teaching Assistant for a United Girls' Choir ensemble in that location. Click a purple button to see the details of the corresponding component.


This program has 2 components.


First Choice for Student Leadership for [***2021-2022 Full Season (ECGC Collegium) ] [EnrolBasis: Corequisite ]

Second Choice for Student Leadership for [***2021-2022 Full Season (ECGC Collegium) ] [EnrolBasis: Corequisite ]

Student Leadership for [***2021-2022 Full Season (ECGC Collegium) ] [EnrolBasis: Corequisite ]

Primary Ensemble for [***2021-2022 Full Season (ECGC Collegium) ]



Component 1: Primary Ensemble

Primary Ensemble

Weekly rehearsals in the New Haven area on TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS (featuring advanced ear training and music theory, conducting instruction, etc.), and spectacular concerts throughout the region.




2-Component of Program

Component 2: Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Serve as a Teaching Assistant for a UGC ensemble in one of several locations. Teaching Assistants attend all rehearsals and performances with their assigned ensembles and provide important musical and social leadership in their roles as ear training instructors, student conductors, and role models.




2-Component of Program




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