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University of Northern Iowa
Children's Choir

The University of Northern Iowa Children’s Choir (U.N.I.C.C.) is a vocal performance ensemble for students in grades 2 through 7.  The ensemble provides an opportunity for children to make music together, further vocal development and present high quality concerts.  The members rehearse once a week (Thursdays) at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, in Jebe Hall.  The choir also provides a learning experience for UNI music education students to rehearse a children’s choir, enhance conducting skills, deliver or articulate instructions and announcements, and organize a performing ensemble.  As both a pedagogical tool and a performing ensemble, the choir presents two concerts per year as well as other arranged performances throughout Iowa.  The choir has performed with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra on their Holiday Pops Concert, the UNI Chamber Orchestra, the UNI Men’s Glee Club, and at many other special occasions.  For audition, performance, or booking questions, contact Michelle Swanson at 319-273-2600 or

The choir is under the direction of Michelle Swanson, Instructor of Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music.  Mrs. Swanson teaches Elementary General Music Methods and Music for Childhood Education, and also supervises student teachers in elementary general music.  Mrs. Swanson has taught elementary general music for 20 years.