This is the University Choir, we sing for the University, with University members

More than 170 singers have already joined the choir, students, teachers, researchers and staff members.

This project we have created has both a musical and an educational purpose, that are equally important:

  • we want to offer music education in a social, open and inclusive way, and
  • provide the University of Trento with a polyphonic choir that represents it, with a quality repertoire that can meet the high standards of our university, funded by internal resources and managed by internal staff (all the singers and the conductor are from the university)

Thanks to this commitment and participation, our work is approved and appreciated at institutional level.

The choir promotes a path of personal growth in which its members are encouraged to organize themselves and to efficiently manage their personal time and resources, and offers supervision, counseling and mentoring,  through musical education and group work.

Our priority is therefore to give the participants an opportunity to improve themselves, but we also aim to offer excellent live performances.

How to participate

The choir is open to students, teachers, researchers, university staff and alumni.

It is important that singers attend rehearsals and sing in tune, but they are not required to have a musical background or skills in musical theory.

To join the choir, please write an email to: corale.polifonica [at] unitn.it.

You will receive an email with a questionnaire to fill and an we will set up an appointment for an interview and audition.

Choir practice takes place on Thursdays at the Auditorium of the Humanities department, from 20.00 to 21.45.

For more information, visit the FAQ page.

For further information and inquiries please contact

  • for musical matters: Marco Gozzi (choir conductor) marco.gozzi [at] unitn.it
  • for organizational matters: Massimo Zortea (coordinator) massimo.zortea [at] unitn.it

Biography

The choir was founded on 15 June 2016 on the initiative of Professor Marco Gozzi and Professor Massimo Zortea with the purpose of involving all University members in a musical and educational project.

They decided from the start to open the choir to the largest possible number of people, through an audition and without requesting particular skills on the part of the candidates: it is important that singers attend rehearsals and sing in tune.

The choir intends to serve the University providing a musical background to its official events (inauguration of the academic year, commencement ceremonies, etc.), and to participate in other types of events.

From 6 October 2016, rehearsals are on Thursday from 20.00 to 21.45 at the Auditorium of the Department of Humanities. The choir sections (soprano, contralto, tenor, bass) rehearse together, and the repertoire is varied and made up of sacred and secular music mainly from the 16th to 18th century.

Past events

  • 9 November: public performance in the framework of the international Trento Musicantica festival
  • 21 October: Trento, Piazza Duomo, public commencement ceremony for students earning their bachelor’s degree
  • Trento, 103rd National congress of the Italian Physical Society, 13 September 2017
  • Fantasie in concerto: Teatro Sanbàpolis, Trento, 25 May 2017
  • Unincanto, national gathering of university choirs: Urbino, 20-21 May 2017
  • Inauguration of the academic year: Auditorium of the Humanities Department, 18 November 2016

Upcoming events

Upcoming events will be announced as soon as all relevant details are available.

An overview of other music experiences in Italian universities

The Corale Polifonica UniTrento is part of a very lively scene with other university choirs and orchestras.

Below you can find a list of these choirs and orchestras, coming from different parts of Italy. Most of them were founded between the end of the 1990s and the early 2000s. Every university choir offers a different repertoire: Gregorian chant, Renaissance and Baroque music, music from the classical music repertoire and contemporary music, including even jazz, gospel, funk... all genres are welcome!

In the wake of the interest expressed by the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI), which in 2004 published a research study on student work in the arts within Italian universities, in October 2008 the universities of Modena e Reggio Emilia and Sassari signed the first national memorandum of understanding on choirs and orchestras (“Cori ed Orchestre Universitarie Italiane: sistemi di cultura e formazione alla musica pratica per i giovani universitari”), to promote and streamline the many and valuable experiences at national level. This led to the founding of a national federation of university choirs and orchestras, which today counts over 35 members, and in the first years of work has reached important achievements of scientific, cultural and social value. National Conferences have provided the opportunity for University choirs and orchestras to meet and share their experiences, and on these occasions ideas and projects were presented and discussed. All these have been included in the “Analisi dello stato attuale delle compagini musicali universitarie e loro proposta organizzativa e musicale” and in the draft guidelines for the creation of an online archive of university music.

The following list is taken form the book “I cori e le orchestre universitarie italiane: attualità e prospettive, I convegno nazionale - Modena e Reggio Emilia, 25 - 26 ottobre 2008”; atti e documentazioni, a cura di Antonella Coppi, Padova, CLEUP, 2010.

Ancona

  • Coro Universitario – Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona) 

Bari

  • Orchestra Jazz del Politecnico di Bari
  • Associazione Harmonia – Coro e Orchestra “Harmonia” dell’Università degli Studi di BarI
  • Orchestra degli Studenti Universitari di Bari 
  • Coro da Camera di Bari 
  • Coro Polifonico di Bari 
  • Improbabilband Bari 
  • Coro Giovanile Pop – Jazz Bari 
  • Coro Propedeutico di Bari

Benevento

  • Coro Polifonico dell’Università degli Studi del Sannio (Benevento) 
  • Unisannio Jazz Band 

Bologna

  • Coro del Collegium Musicum Almae Matris di Bologna
  • Orchestra del Collegium Musicum Almae Matris di Bologna 
  • Coro da Camera del Collegium Musicum Almae Matris di Bologna 

Bolzano

  • Coro della Libera Università di Bolzano

Brescia

  • Coro universitario di Brescia
  • Coro dell’università cattolica del Sacro cuore di Brescia

Camerino

  • Coro dell’Università di Camerino 

Campobasso

  • Coro dell’Università del Molise

Cassino

  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale

Catania

  • Coro ed Orchestra dell’Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Coro ed Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Ersu di Catania 

Como

  • Coro dell’università dell’Insubria

Cosenza

  • Coro Polifonico dell’Università della Calabria

Enna

  • Coro ed Orchestra dell’Università Kore di Enna 

Ferrara

  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Ferrara 

Firenze

  • Coro Universitario di Firenze 
  • Orchestra Universitaria di Firenze 
  • Coro da Camera dell’Università di Firenze 

Foggia

  • Coro Polifonico dell’Università degli Studi di Foggia 

Genova

  • Coro Universitario di Genova “Januenses Academici Cantores” 
  • Università degli Studi di Genova - Centro di Ricerca Multidisciplinare per la Musica Corale e Strumentale (Musicos)
  • Coro “Mnemosyne” dell’Università di Genova

L’Aquila

  • Università degli Studi dell’Aquila Ensemble Strumentale di Ateneo 

Lecce

  • Coro Polifonico dell’Università del Salento

Macerata

  • Coro dell’Università di Macerata 

Messina

  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Messina

Milano

  • Coro Gospel del Politecnico di Milano
  • Coro dell’Università Bocconi di Milano
  • Bocconi Jazz Business Unit 
  • Coro dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
  • Orchestra sinfonica dell’Università Cattolica del sacro cuore di Milano
  • Coro dell’Università degli studi di Milano
  • Coro dell’Università di Milano-Bicocca 
  • Orchestra dell’Università di Milano-Bicocca 
  • Coro dell’Università San Raffaele di Milano 

Modena

  • Coro ed Orchestra dell’Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia 

Napoli

  • Coro Polifonico Universitario Federico II di Napoli 
  • Federico II Jazz Orchestra
  • Coro dell’Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” 

Padova

  • Università degli studi di Padova (Coro Grande)
  • Orchestra del Concentus Musicus Patavinus
  • Coro da camera dell’università di Padova
  • Gruppo jazz dell’università di Padova
  • Laboratorio di canto gregoriano dell’Università di Padova

Palermo

  • Coro dell’Università di Palermo 

Parma

  • Coro Polifonico dell’Università di Parma 
  • Orchestra Uniparma - Ensemble Strumentale di Parma 

Pavia

  • Corale universitaria di Pavia “Lorenzo Valla” e band
  • Orchestra Universitaria di Pavia “Camerata de Bardi”
  • Coro della Facoltà di Musicologia di Pavia, sede di Cremona
  • Coro dell’università Cremona-Pavia

Perugia

  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia 
  • Coro ed Orchestra da Camera dell’Università per Stranieri di Perugia

Pescara

  • Coro e Orchestra dell’Università “G. D’Annunzio” – Chieti e Pescara 

Piacenza

  • Coro dell’Università Cattolica di Piacenza 

Pisa

  • Coro dell’Università di Pisa 
  • Orchestra Giovanile Universitaria di Pisa 
  • Coro della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa “Associazione Coro Vincenzo Galilei” 

Roma

  • Coro Interuniversitario di Roma 
  • Coro Universitario Roma “La Sapienza” 
  • Orchestra MuSa Classica della Sapienza Università di Roma
  • MuSa Jazz della Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Coro Polifonico Roma 3 
  • Orchestra Universitaria Roma 3 
  • Coro Universitario Roma Tor Vergata 
  • Università dell’Università Lumsa di Roma
  • Coro dell’università di Roma Tor Vergata

Salerno

  • Camerata Strumentale dell’Università di Salerno 
  • MusicAteneo Percussion Ensemble - Salerno 
  • Orchestra Jazz dell’Università di Salerno 
  • Musicateneo Big Band Salerno 
  • Ensemble Vocale “Principe San Severino” Salerno 

Sassari

  • Coro dell’Università di Sassari

Siena

  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Siena

Teramo

  • Coro “Manfredi” dell’Università degli Studi di Teramo 
  • Big Band dell’Università degli Studi di Teramo 

Torino

  • Corale dell’Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Orchestra sinfonica dell’Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Coro dell’Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Coro e orchestra dell’Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” (2005)

Trieste

  • Coro studentesco Università di Trieste

Urbino

  • Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo” – Gruppo Musicale di Ateneo 

Venezia

  • Coro e orchestra dell’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

Verona

  • Coro Universitario Verona

Viterbo

  • Coro Universitario di Viterbo