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We’re United Choir School, Connecticut’s leading provider of choral ensembles for girls.  We’ve found that many girls are looking for more challenging opportunities to develop their musical talent, so we’ve developed a unique network of choirs to enable gifted girls of every experience level to realize their potential!  Our program currently serves over 600 students, ages 6-18, from 40 towns and 150 schools throughout the state.


The United Girls’ Choir, our largest division, currently has chapters based in 11 different towns, with additional chapters under development in other communities.  UGC is made up of 26 ensembles of various levels, from beginner to advanced, most of which rehearse once per week and perform in several local concerts during the school year.  The Elm City Girls’ Choir, our premier division, is an elite and rigorous magnet program, which provides conservatory-level musical training and performance opportunities to a select group of exceptionally talented choristers from all around the state.  ECGC has earned a reputation as one of America’s finest youth choirs, and has performed at many prestigious venues throughout the world.


Our curriculum focuses on the cultivation of leadership skills, musicianship, confidence, and musical literacy, while emphasizing the importance of sisterhood, teamwork, commitment, integrity, and respect.  Staff members and choristers work together as colleagues with the common goal of creating an atmosphere that is both challenging and fun.  Peer leadership and mentoring are strongly encouraged, and many of our advanced choristers serve as teaching assistants and role models for less experienced students.  The mission of United Choir School is to enable its choristers to experience the joy of realizing their full potential, both as musicians and as human beings, while working together in a cooperative, professional environment.






Founded in 1993, The Elm City Girls' Choir has received national recognition, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Walt Disney World.  The Choir has performed with many outstanding choral groups, including The American Boychoir, CONCORA, New York Virtuoso Singers, and Yale Schola Cantorum, and with professional orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, and Moscow State Orchestra.  Based in New Haven, Connecticut, ECGC has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, and has appeared on national television performing with Diana Ross at the women's finals match of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.  The Elm City Girls’ Choir is open by invitation to choristers who have sung in the United Girls’ Choir for at least one year.






The United Girls' Choir is Connecticut’s fastest-growing youth choir.  UGC currently has chapters located in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Milford, North Haven and Shelton, as well as advanced, regional ensembles based in North Haven, Madison, and Shelton.  The advanced ensembles of the United Girls’ Choir have performed Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the New Haven Ballet, and have participated in concert tours to destinations throughout the Northeast, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C..


There are several levels within the United Girls’ Choir:


Cantata (Level 1 – introductory… ages 6-11)

Allegra (Level 2 – intermediate… ages 10-13)

Chamber Singers (Level 3 – advanced… ages 12-16)

Consort (Level 4 – most advanced… ages 15-18)

Leadership Academy (a highly selective regional program for exceptionally talented choristers of all ages)








The United Girls’ Choir is



All girls, ages 5-17 are eligible to audition.

No experience is necessary.


The United Girls’ Choir currently has chapters based in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Haven and Shelton, with additional chapters under development in other communities throughout Connecticut.


For further information, or to schedule an audition,

please contact us at (203) 787-1244 or info@unitedchoir.com.








United Choir School

Spring Festival Gala Concert

Featuring all divisions of the United Girls’ Choir and Elm City Girls’ Choir


Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM


Woolsey Hall, Yale University

500 College St., New Haven, CT


Tickets are available for the following suggested donations:


In Advance:                            At the door:


$12 – adults                            $15 – adults

$8 – students & seniors           $10 – students & seniors


All proceeds benefit the United Choir School Scholarship Fund.


For tickets and information, please call (203) 787-1244

or e-mail info@unitedchoir.com







                   MUSIC FACULTY


Tom Brand

Founder and Artistic Director

Rebecca Rosenbaum

Music Director

Ria Antido

Associate Music Director (Western Division)

Beth Roach

Regional Conductor (Eastern Division)



Jessica Pierpont


Benji Goldsmith

Accompanist (ECGC)

Michael Gilbertson

Accompanist (UGC)

June Hale

Accompanist (UGC)

Sharon Lehr

Accompanist (UGC)

Alex Ratner

Accompanist (UGC)

Amanda Weber

Accompanist (UGC)



                   ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF


Christina Cruz

Choir Manager

Kristen Pellizzari

Administrative Assistant

Ria Antido

Choir Management Associate


Beth Roach

Rehearsal Management Associate


Nancy Karpel

Finance Associate

Jessica Pierpont








If you would like to learn more about our program, please do not hesitate to contact us!



(203) 787-1244



(203) 787-6577






United Choir School

341 Quinnipiac Ave.

New Haven, CT 06513













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