UNI Children's Choir

UNICC UNICC Spring Rehearsals start February 2 - Register Online!


The University of Northern Iowa Children’s Choir (U.N.I.C.C.) is a choral ensemble for students in grades 3 through 7. 

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.


For audition, rehearsal, or performance questions contact the UNI Community Music School at unicommunitymusic@uni.edu or by calling 273-2142.



Meet the UNI Children's Choir 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

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • Reherasals for the Spring 2021 semester will meet weekly, 6:30-7:15pm, on Tuesday, February 2 through May 4, 2021 in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. 
  • There will be no rehearsal on April 6, 2021.
  • Rehearsal location may change throughout the semester.  Advance notice will be given to members. 
  • UNICC members will present an online concert on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
  • There will be a Zoom get-together for new and returning members, with Amy Kotsonis on Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm.  Email unicommunitymusic@uni.edu for more information.


All members are expected to participate in the final concert. 

UNI safety guidelines must be followed when on campus, including wearing a mask and social distancing.  More information on UNI Visitors guidelines can be found on the UNI Forward Together Website.

Students are required to bring their music to each rehearsal.