Informal photo on the Chapel steps.
Spring on the Chapel steps.

The Middlebury College Choir is a community of undergraduate singers of diverse musical backgrounds and interests who seek to share and excel in choral music performance as a substantial part of their education and development as global citizens.

Audition Today!

Auditions are open for all voice parts!

Monday 9/11: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday 9/12: 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Wednesday 9/13: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Thursday 9/14 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Friday 9/15 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Please email to request a time, in 30-minute increments (:15 or :45 may be feasible as well).

Professor Buettner will update availability whenever possible!

About the Choir

Conducted by Jeffrey Buettner, Professor of Music, the Choir sings music of the choral canon, folk music of different global traditions, American music and new compositions. College Choir performs choral-orchestral works with student and guest instrumentalists, and student and alumni soloists are featured frequently.

Past repertoire includes works by Benjamin Britten, Tarik O’Regan, Johannes Brahms, and choral-orchestral works by Gabriel Fauré, G. F. Handel (including the oratorio Esther in 2017), Wolfgang Mozart, Leonard Bernstein and several cantatas and major works by J.S. Bach. In 2019, the College Choir premiered And I Shall Sing by Christina Whitten Thomas ‘01, commissioned by the College Choir.

Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in The Chapel.

Performance and Touring

College Choir performs concerts each semester, including the Middlebury Bach Concerts, Lessons and Carols, and annual College services. College Choir has also performed several semi-staged operas with the Opera Company of Middlebury.

College Choir tours domestically and internationally, including Morocco and Spain (2022), Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (2018), Berlin, Leipzig, Prague and Vienna (2014), and Montréal (2013). The Choir has toured domestically to New York, Brooklyn, and Boston (2009, 2016, 2019, 2022), Washington, DC (2015), and Monterey and San Francisco (2011), and in the state of Vermont.

For links to recorded performances, please visit and our YouTube channel.


For information, please contact the Music Department or email or call Jeffrey Buettner at and (802) 443-5938.


Hear the Choir performing in concert at the University of Tallinn, May 30, 2018.


Music by Peeter Süda
Estonian folk text (The flax pullers)
Recorded in 2018 for the Baltic States International Tour

"Wachet, Betet" from BWV 70 by J. S. Bach

Excerpt of opening chorus.
Middlebury College Choir and Bach Concert Orchestra
Jeffrey Buettner, conductor
Recorded in 2019