UNI Children's Choir


Join the UNI Children's Choir - Spring semester registration is open!Children's Choir Spring 2022~ Rehearsals start February 1!  



The University of Northern Iowa Children’s Choir (U.N.I.C.C.) is a choral ensemble for students in grades 3 through 9. 

UNICC provides a program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child's potential, while striving to create a model of artistic excellence and diversity that represents, enriches, and gives back to the community.  Singers will receive training in healthy vocal technique and music literacy, and have the opportunity to foster friendships while making music together with their peers.

Members of UNICC rehearse weekly on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, and hold performances throughout the year. Collaborative highlights for UNICC include performances with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Chamber Orchestra, and the UNI Varsity Glee Club.


Questions contact the UNI Community Music School at unicommunitymusic@uni.edu or by calling 273-2142.


Meet the UNI Children's Choir Artistic Director

Amy Kotsonis is Assistant Professor of Choral Ensembles and Music Education, conducts the UNI Singers and Women's Chorus, the UNI Children's Choir, and teaches choral conducting and choral Amy Kotsonis methods. Prior to graduate school at Florida State University, she served as Assistant Conductor, Director of Workshops, and Satellite School Teacher for the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC). Kotsonis directed the Intermezzo chorus, served as vocal coach for all divisions, and prepared YPC choruses for radio and television appearances, recording sessions, tours, and performances throughout New York City’s concert halls and abroad.


An active clinician, she has directed choral workshops and conducted festivals throughout New England, New York City and Florida.  Dr. Kotsonis is active in state and national organizations and has presented at state, national and international conferences.  She was the Artistic Director of Soho Voce and Assistant Conductor of the Soharmoniums, two choral ensembles based in New York City.  Dr. Kotsonis has previously taught in public schools in New York City and Boston, and serves as conductor and instructor at the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire.  She is also an active church musician, having served in a variety of churches in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida.


Dr. Kotsonis completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education at Florida State University.  She is also a graduate the University of New Hampshire with a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and Music History, and New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education

2021-2022 Schedules


Fall rehearsals start September 7, 2021

  • Rehearsals will meet weekly, 6:30-7:45pm, on Tuesdays at Jebe Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn.
    • There will be no rehearsal on November 23, 2021
  • Fall Concert: December 10, 2021 at 7:30pm (Great Hall, Gallagher Bluedorn)


Spring rehearsals start February 1, 2022

  • Rehearsals will meet weekly, 6:30-7:45pm, on Tuesdays at Jebe Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn.
    • There will be no rehearsal March 15, 2022
  • Spring Concert: May 9, 2022 at 7:30pm (Great Hall, Gallagher Bluedorn)


All members are expected to attend weekly rehearsals and participate in the end of semester concerts.  

Here's what you will need to bring:

  • Black 3-ring binder (1/2") - Put your name on the inside cover of your binder.
  • Pencil with eraser that you can leave in your binder.