James H. Scott, Jr.

UGC LogoJames (Jim) Scott passed away on Sunday, April 2, at his home in Tenafly, NJ with his wife Kathy and two children, Andrew and Betsy, by his side. His economic research helped bridge the gap between scholars and investors. Jim Scott was the Founding CEO of Quantitative Management Associates and Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, better known as “The Q-Group.” He also served as a Senior Managing Director for GM Asset Management. Jim‘s research on capital structure and bankruptcy (1976) helped value corporate assets in an uncertain world. He developed quantitative investment techniques that are commonly used today. Born in Dallas, TX on January 28, 1945, Jim earned his BA from Rice University and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He met Kathy Bilderback while working as a research fellow for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, OH. The couple lived in Milwaukee, WI and Stanford, CA before moving to the East Coast, where Jim became a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and led the Finance Department. He was an enthusiastic member of the University Glee Club of New York City and a dedicated volunteer at the Church of the Atonement.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of Atonement on Saturday, April 22, at 10am.

97 Highwood Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670. Services handled by Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly, NJ.

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Jim Scott, a spirited UGC voice for many years. Below is a note received from a former NJ choir mate:

For quite a few years, I have had the pleasure of singing in my church choir next to Jim Scott.  I was delighted to find out that he was a member of UGC, as my Dad had been an Associate Member for many years, and growing up, I’d been to quite a few concerts and parties back in the John Baldwin years.

Over the past year, we at Church of the Atonement in Tenafly, NJ were distressed to see Jim‘s increasing difficulty with breathing, but we all didn’t expect his disease to progress so quickly. 

A private funeral service is planned. Our church will also be holding a Memorial Service Saturday April 22nd 10:00 AM Church of the Atonement, 97 Highwood Avenue,Tenafly, NJ 07670.

Any of Jim‘s UGC friends who would like to come to this service are welcome.

Jeff Pieper  


Save The Date: 246th Members’ Concert, Friday, May 12th, 2017

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Calling All Friends of the UGC! Associate Members Wanted!

Are you interested in joining one of New York City’s oldest cultural institutions? Consider becoming a University Glee Club Associate Member!

Associates are the backbone of the UGC – they are our most fervent supporters, and join us at all our social events throughout the year!

Learn more about UGC Associate Memberships on our Membership page.

When you are ready to join us, simply fill out the Request for Associate Membership Form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University Glee Club of New York City!

First Rehearsal – Thursday, September 22nd

KeithSoloRiversideWe’re looking forward to seeing members (old, new and prospective) at our first rehearsal of the fall season – Thursday, September 22nd. If you are a current UGC member, be sure to read below about joining Chorus Connection, our members-only website that manages our calendar, rehearsal music files, and more!

We’ll start each rehearsal by warming up with a UGC Blue Book song. This week’s song is “Wake Freshmen Wake” – please bring it to rehearsal!

Brothers, Sing On!

Members: Access the Club Directory & Music at Chorus Connection!

If you are a current UGC member, you should have received an email inviting you to join Chorus Connection, a separate website that will manage the club directory, online music files & more. Be sure to respond to the email invitation in order to activate your Chorus Connection account (check your email spam folder for an email message from “support@chorusconnection.com”). If you need help, you can always email Jerry Piper at gmpiper@gmail.com.

About Our New Website…

The University Glee Club of New York City has a new onlinUGCLogo_480px_72dpie home! This new website (as of January 2016) will bring lots of innovation to our Internet presence, and we’ll be adding plenty of new & updated functionality in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, if you need to access any part of the original website, including the Members directory and/or the Rehearsal Music downloads, you can visit the old site by clicking here.


ugcofnycflaglogoWelcome to the website for the University Glee Club of New York City.

Founded in 1894, the University Glee Club of New York City is an all-male singing group established to encourage male voice singing of the highest excellence. Its 150 active singing members span recent college graduates and men who have sung with the UGC for over fifty years. Over 120 years, its roster has included thousands of men from hundreds of universities and colleges, all possessing the desire to sing, learned or fostered during their undergraduate years. The UGC performs two major concerts each season and its repertoire covers a wide range of music including classical works, Broadway musicals, sea chanteys, spirituals and traditional college songs.