Indiana University Bloomington

 

2017-2018 Auditions 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2017-2018 Singing Hoosiers! The Singing Hoosiers Leadership Team is working dilligently to finalize the audition process. Below you will find tentative dates and important information regarding the audition process for the 2017-2018 school year. 

If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please email Singing Hoosiers Logistics Manager Matthew Creek at: mrcreek@umail.iu.edu.

2017-2018 Singing Hoosiers (Tentative) Audition Schedule

Auditions will be held at the "Music Building Addition" in room 404. (more commonly known as the Music Annex). Click here to find the Music Building Addition on the offical IU Campus Map.

August 16 - 18: Singing Hoosiers Auditions

*Auditions will run from 11am-9pm. You only need to sign up for one time slot during the three possible audition dates.

August 19: Callbacks, tentatively scheduled from 2-5pm

August 20: 2017-2018 Singing Hoosiers ensemble members announced

August 21: First day of IU classes/first Singing Hoosiers rehearsal

Important Audition Information

What to prepare for your audition:

Each auditionee will prepare two (2) full songs of contrasting styles (Broadway, jazz, pop, etc). Please have a small 32-bar cut of each song should the Director request to only hear a portion of the song. We will provide an accompanist for you, however you may bring a CD with an instrumental track, bring your own accompanist, or accompany yourself. Each auditionee will be given a very brief sight singing excerpt upon walking into the room for his or her audition.

Singing Hoosiers counts as a FREE course credit, meaning you can register it as a class and receive a grade for being in the ensemble that will count towards your GPA. 

How to sign up for auditions:

Detailed instructions will be released by July 15 regarding our online audition sign ups. Audition sign ups will also be announced on our social media platforms. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to find out when you can sign up!

"I have a class scheduled during rehearsal time, what should I do?"

We rehearse Monday - Friday from 3:35 - 4:40pm. Please ensure you do not schedule any courses during that time. If you have a class conflict that causes you to miss any portion of rehearsal, email our Student Manager Ahona Mazumder at: amazumde@indiana.edu. It wil be helpful to resolve potential course conflicts before the audition process.

"Do I have to be a music major to audition for the Singing Hoosiers?"

No! The Singing Hoosiers accept any students based on the audition process, regardless of major. This unique ensemble provides you continue your passion for music and performing while allowing you to follow your desired career path in any area of study!

"Is there a dance audition?"

There is no dance audition to get into the ensemble. The Singing Hoosiers does, however, feature a group of advanced dancers during our performances known as the Varisty Singers. Varsity auditions are held a few weeks into the semester and are open to any interested members. Any level of dance experience is welcome to audition. For more information, please contact our Varsity Choreographer Audie Deinlein at: audeinle@indiana.edu.

FAQS 

What time does Singing Hoosiers rehearse? 

The ensemble rehearses Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:35-4:40 in MA 404 and Wednesday from 3:35-4:40 in MA 452. Please ensure that you do not schedule any courses during rehearsal time. If you have questions regarding rearranging your class schedule before auditioning, please email Singing Hoosiers Student Manager Ahona Mazumder at: amazumde@indiana.edu.

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 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 Varsity Choreographer Audie Deinlein at: audeinle@indiana.edu.