Ensembles: Audition Information
Choral Audition Information - Fall 2012
Dates and Times:
Monday August 20: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm, 7pm-10pm
Tuesday August 21: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm, 7pm-10pm
Wednesday August 22: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm, 7pm-10pm
Thursday August 23: 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Friday August 24: 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm
Who needs to audition?
All students in the Jacobs School of Music participate in an ensemble each semester of enrollment, unless they are enrolled in a doctoral degree or have completed four semesters of X070 ensembles in their Masters. Your degree program dictates your area of ensemble participation. Undergraduate and graduate students who are not majoring in an orchestral or band instrument are required to audition for choral ensemble placement. Also, any non-music major who wishes to sing in a Jacobs School of Music Ensemble must audition.
How do I sign up for an audition?
Sign up for your audition in MA051 beginning August 1st. Voice majors and non-voice majors will audition for a small group of the choral conducting faculty and conducting majors. When signing up for an audition you will be given an Ensemble Audition Form to bring completed to your audition.
Auditions last approximately 7 minutes.
Voice majors should prepare an art song in any style or language - No opera arias, please. An accompanist will be provided, so bring your sheet music.
Non voice-majors typically do not have vocal music in their repertoire, so feel free to bring any popular melody, folk song or hymn with you.
All students will sight-read a melodic and a rhythmic excerpt.
What happens after your audition?
If callbacks are required they will take place on Monday, August 27. Ensemble assignments will be posted on Tuesday, August 28 and most ensembles will begin rehearsing that afternoon. Please note that the "Morning" Ensembles will begin the week of September 4.
Can't find your name on a choral roster or instruction notice?
Don't worry. We frequently wait to post final rosters until the call-backs are completed. Once final rosters are posted, they will include information on when and where to pick up music in time for your first rehearsal.
Please sign up for your audition as soon as possible as there are many students who must be heard the first week of classes. This year, opera auditions will take place during the same week as choral auditions, so plan accordingly.
Singing Hoosiers Audition Information
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, August 16-17; Call Backs, August 18
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION: Go to the Choral Department Office in MA051 (the round music building) or call 812-855-0427 between August 8-15 (this can be done after you arrive on campus). Visit our website: (www.singinghoosiers.org) for specific information about the auditions (i.e. how or what to prepare) or general information about the Singing Hoosiers.
WHERE ARE THE AUDITIONS: Jacobs School of Music in Room MA404 on the fourth floor of the round building.
WHEN DO THEY REHEARSE: Monday thru Friday, 3:35-4:40 PM. No class conflicts are allowed for new members.
REGISTERING: Register for Music X070, class number 19938 plus the drill number which corresponds to your voice category. The two-hour credit is free. You are encouraged to register during orientation so that your schedule is set. If, however, you have already registered but did not register for the Singing Hoosiers, or you have a class during this time, go ahead and audition; changes or additions can be made to your schedule if you are selected.
NEW STUDENT INFORMATION SESSION: On Wednesday, August 15 from 10-11 p.m. in MA404, the student leadership of The Singing Hoosiers host an informal information session. This meeting is not required but will answer any questions you may have about the auditions and will give you an opportunity to meet the student leaders of The Singing Hoosiers
OTHER QUESTIONS: For further information or questions regarding any aspect of The Singing Hoosiers (after you have thoroughly read all of the audition information!) please contact Jared McElroy, 2012-13 Singing Hoosier Student Manager, at email@example.com