Founded in 1907 by Raymond Burke, the composer of Miami's Fight Song and Alma Mater, the Miami Men's Glee Club has maintained a tradition of excellence throughout it's first 102 years. Numbering over 100 singers selected by audition from the Miami University community, the Club is among the oldest and largest groups of it's kind in the nation. In 1927, the Club made it's first European tour, and since that time, the Club has toured Europe ten times, most recently in May 2005, where the tour concluded with a performance at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. In the summer of 2001, the Glee Club traveled to Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe, where they were the first American chorus to host the Karukoral, the annual choir festival of the French West Indies. In 2003 members of the Glee Club participated in Miami's first musical tour to Russia, Estonia, and Finland where they performed with professional orchestras in St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, and in 2008 the Glee Club made it's first tour to China to perform at a pre-Olympic Arts Festival. In March 2004, the Glee Club sang at the National Male Chorus Conference at Harvard University. Again in the spring semesters of 2006 and 2008, they were invited back to the IMC Conferences held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Washington, D. C.; and in 2010, the Glee Club is very proud to have been selected to host the National Male Chorus Conference at Miami University. Each year the men of the Glee Club tour the United States, performing for churches, civic groups, and schools in Ohio and other states. As a major performing ensemble, the Glee Club has been called upon many times to perform with major symphony orchestras in the surrounding areas. Such performances have included working with Beverly Sills, Morten Lauridsen, Thomas Schippers, Martina Arroyo, Margaret Hillis, Robert Shaw, Max Rudolf, Paul Salamunovich, and the Cincinnati, Dayton, Richmond, and Middletown symphonies. Each year the Glee Club has taken part in an on-campus performance of a major choral/orchestral work. The Glee Club's repertoire encompasses everything from Gregorian Chant and Renaissance motets to modern popular music, folksongs, and spirituals. Several small groups within the Glee Club specialize in popular music and jazz arrangements, often including choreography. Whether giving impromptu concerts, singing for local churches, serenading freshman women's dorms, or presenting international concert tours, the Glee Club has always presented music of the highest quality. It has been a tradition for 100 years, and will continue to be the standard by which the Glee Club operates. We welcome you to join in this tradition!