Founded in 1958, Longhorn Singers was pioneered by the late Dr. Morris Beachy, the head of the choral program in the School of Music at the time, by combining the men’s and women’s glee clubs into one performing ensemble. He envisioned an entirely different group for UT Austin, one attracting music majors and non-music majors alike to participate in a type of performance that would convey a new sense of Texas pride on both the university and state level.
Now, over half a century later, the group has evolved into who we are today: the premier show choir of The University of Texas at Austin. We perform by our motto, “Entertainment in the Finest College Tradition,” and strive to uphold this statement and the values of UT Austin in all we do. We are honored to represent this university with our shared passion for music.
WHAT WE DO TODAY
As an elite performing ensemble consisting of 36 undergraduate students, Longhorn Singers performs around the University of Texas campus, the city of Austin, its surrounding suburbs, and all around Dallas during the infamous Red River Rivalry Weekend, spreading Texas cheer for all to hear! Past performances include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Trail of Lights, Texas Exes events, Songs of the Season, President Fenves' birthday, and many more.
The majority of the ensemble's work culminates in two main-stage productions, one each semester, filled with energetic choreographed group numbers from all genres of music. To this day, we still value the group's initial goals of musicianship, tradition, and fun!