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April 14, 2017

UMS in the Classroom: Chanticleer


Chanticleer formal 3

Interested in using a UMS performance in your university classroom? For each performance on the season, we provide suggested curricular connections, links to contextual material online, citations for scholarly material, and prompts for classroom discussion. For additional resources and individualized curricular support, please contact Shannon Fitzsimons Moen, UMS Campus Engagement Specialist, at or (734) 764-3903.

UMS is also committed to making our performances an affordable part of the academic experience. Our Classroom Ticket Program provides $15 tickets to students and faculty for performances that are a course requirement. Please email to set up a group order.


This performance may connect meaningfully with courses in the following schools and disciplines:

  • American Culture
  • Comparative Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Voice


  • Follow Chanticleer’s busy performance schedule and other adventures on their blog.
  • Journalist Mickey Rapkin investigated collegiate acapella culture in his book Pitch Perfect, which served as the loose basis for the film of the same name (Gotham, 2008).


  • Chanticleer calls itself “an orchestra of voices.” How would you compare the way that they interact with each other during a performance to members of an orchestra?
  • What thematic or stylistic relationships did you hear among the pieces on the program? Why do you think Chanticleer chose to structure the program in that way?