University Singers

Choral Audition Information

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Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2:30-3:50

Conductor: Betsy Burleigh

Audition: Required


The Indiana University Singers is the oldest extant choral ensemble in the School of Music at Indiana University and was founded by Wilfred C. Bain while Dean of the School of Music over 50 years ago. The group is composed of 24 to 32 of the finest singers carefully selected from the Jacobs School of Music student population. Many alumni of this choir have gone on to have major professional careers; recently students have landed positions in the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, as well as in the company of the Chicago Lyric Opera. The choir's repertoire ranges from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.  Since the retirement of Chancellor's Professor Emeritus Jan Harrington in 2007, who conducted the ensemble for 30 years, the University Singers have hosted a number of guest conductors including Dale Warland, of the Dale Warland Singers, and Jörg Ritter, of the Radio Choir of Cologne. 

Recent performances of the ensemble include Benjamin Britten's Cantata Misericordium, Vaughan Williams's Flos Campi, Janacek's Otce Nas, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Dominick Argento's I Hate and I Love and Walden Pond.

University Singers