Indiana University Bloomington

 

2016-2017 Auditions 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2016-2017 Singing Hoosiers!  Auditions for singers and instrumentalists interested in playing in the Singing Hoosiers Band and SH Horns have officially ended.  We will email a finalized list of our 2016-2017 members on Sunday August 21, 2016. Thank you for your interest in being a part of America's Premiere Collegiate Show Choir!

If you have any questions about the auditions, feel free to contact the Singing Hoosiers Student Co-Manager, Brandon Porter at: branport@indiana.edu 

FAQS 

What time does Singing Hoosiers rehearse? 

The ensemble rehearses Monday-Friday from 3:35-4:40 in MA 452.

Do I need to audition separately for The Singing Hoosiers and Vocal Jazz Ensembles?

Yes, the Singing Hoosiers and Vocal Jazz Ensembles are separate ensembles, and they rehearse at separate times, and you must register for each ensemble separately (although the credits are FREE!). It is possible for students to sing in Singing Hoosiers AND one of our Vocal Jazz Ensembles, but they involve two separate auditions.

Do I need to do audition separately for the  Singing Hoosiers, and opera choruses and the concert choirs?

Yes, however you only need to do one audition for our concert choirs (separate from your Singing Hoosiers audition). One audition will suffice to be considered for participation in all concert choirs and opera choruses. The Singing Hoosiers and Vocal Jazz Ensembles require separate auditions. Important note: Only singers who are Vocal Jazz Majors may use X70 Vocal Jazz Ensemble to fulfill their ensemble requirement. All other music majors who are accepted into the Vocal Jazz Ensemble are still required to participate in the Oratorio Chorus or an opera chorus and will register in X70 twice (once for the ensemble that is counting towards the degree and once for Vocal Jazz Ensemble).

Who needs a choral placement audition?

Participation in Singing Hoosiers and Vocal Jazz Ensembles is open to any Indiana University student, by audition. If you are not a music major, it is an elective course. You must register, but it is a FREE credit!  If you are a music major, then you are required to be in a concert choir or Singing Hoosiers.

All students in the Jacobs School of Music participate in an ensemble each semester of enrollment. The exceptions are students enrolled in most doctoral degree programs and some master’s students who have successfully completed four semesters of fall and spring X70 ensemble.

Undergraduate and graduate master’s students who are not registered for an orchestra, band, piano accompanying or early music ensemble are required to audition for choral ensemble placement.

What are the Varsity Singers?

The Varsity Singers are members within the Singing Hoosiers who elect to perform specialized advanced dancing and choreography. Dance auditions for interested students are held a few weeks after classes resume in August. If selected, additional rehearsal time is required on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:40-6:00 and on Sundays 1-3pm. Members receive an additional free academic credit for their participation. For more information on Varsity Singers, contact current Varsity Choreographer Kevin Rudzinski at: krudzins@indiana.edu