Big Red Singers

Big Red Singers

Director: Kirk Schjodt

Directed by Kirk Schjodt (Prof. Peter Eklund, faculty advisor), UNL's Big Red Singers is an ensemble featuring some of the university’s finest musicians. Outstanding performers from all over the university, representing a variety of different majors from Music Education to Engineering to Psychology and including many students involved in the Greek system, work together in the development of entertaining, high-energy, fully-choreographed shows. The ensemble’s repertoire is chosen from a wide variety of popular music as well as music from Broadway. Rehearsals are 300 minutes a week, on Sundays from 7:00 to 9:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

Although some performances occur in the fall semester, most performances are scheduled during the spring semester. The first semester is utilized to develop ideal performance habits. One of the ensemble’s main objectives is to build advanced stage presence, and professionalism while continuing to foster healthy singing. Big Red Singers seeks to represent the very best in show choir while providing numerous cross-curriculum benefits. While maintaining their show choir status, Big Red Singers is also active in the world of classical music performing as opera chorus and recital choir for several conductors. Within the ensemble is an atmosphere of collegiality among its musicians, and it provides the young professional with useful tools for future careers on stage. Big Red Singers functions as an ambassador of the choral area, the Glenn Korff School of Music, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It is designed to provide the university singer with guidance in performing, performance opportunities, experiences, and leadership skills.

The Big Red Singers run their own summer show choir camp in June (the Nebraska Show Choir Camp), host the annual MIDWEST CUP Show Choir Invitational Competition in January in UNL’s magnificent Lied Center, and perform regionally.  In addition, Big Red Singers have performed at Nebraska’s NMEA fall conference of music educators numerous times.


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Big Red Singers! Everyone who auditioned should be proud of the work they did. This was the hardest audition choreography ever, and it still was a difficult decision.  This remarkable group is poised to continue to build on strengths and successes for another great year.  If you didn’t make the group this year, don’t despair. Please consider joining another UNL vocal ensemble, such as Varsity Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorale, etc., and audition again next spring. Have a great summer!

  • Ansley Alberts
  • Ashley Anderson
  • Carlie Bauer
  • Hayley Bell
  • Samantha Biel
  • Lauren Brickett
  • Julianna Cooper
  • Tamia Davis
  • Lizzie Dineen
  • Emma Ebito
  • Katie Esters
  • Brittany Gondringer
  • Jeannie Hageman
  • Emily Hernandez
  • Hannah Johnson
  • Elsa Knight
  • Bridget Lang
  • Brooke Lewis
  • Macy Lloyd
  • Nika Longe
  • Maddy McClure
  • Meaghan Meuhling
  • Christiana O’Neill
  • Hannah Terrell
  • Kim Wear
  • Sydne Weber
  • Ann Wilton
  • Breann Zimmer


  • Sam Baker
  • Nicolas Caberos
  • Braxton Carr
  • Tevan Carrell
  • Marcos Cordova
  • Cal Cross
  • Derek Geist
  • Brent Gengler
  • Nathan Goltz
  • William Havranek
  • Anthony Hughes
  • Calan Koch
  • Logan Langholdt
  • Logan Lemka
  • Tyler Minchow
  • Dalton Myatt
  • Brian Niedert
  • Matt Reynoldson
  • Alec Robert
  • Sebastian Sorensen
  • Kyle Sramek
  • Thomas Stoysich
  • Alec Talbott
  • Alex Toney
  • Sam Varney
  • Kolton Vinzant
  • Justin Wahl
  • Matt Watson
Big Red Singers
Big Red Singers

Course Number:

MUCO 51 / 251 / 451 (Credit Only)
MUDC 251 / 451 (Degree Credit)
MUNM 251 / 451 (Non-music majors)

Related Website: Big Red Singers Audition informaiton