Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Join the Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music currently has two vocal jazz ensembles.  VJE I is directed by Steve Zegree and VJE II is directed by Ly Wilder. Membership in the IU Vocal Jazz Ensembles is open to ANY IU student (by audition) , regardless of major.   Auditions  take place in the fall, at the start of the school year.  The vocal jazz ensembles serve as the major choral ensemble and is required for jazz voice majors at IU (at both  the undergraduate and graduate levels).

Vocal jazz auditions for singers for this coming year (2013-14) are held in MA 161. Sign up for an audition slot at that time:

  • Wed. Aug 21, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Thurs. Aug 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Fri. Aug. 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Auditions will consist of :

  • Perform  1 or 2 songs of your choice. Please try to provide your own accompanist.
  • Sight reading
  • Aural retention

The 24 hour piece.  This is a piece of music that the auditionee picks up 24 hours before their audition and performs to the best of their ability at their audition. Pick up your 24 hour piece in MA 161, 24 hours before your audition.

Students do one audition for vocal jazz ensembles and  they will be placed in VJE I or II, if they are selected to participate in one of the ensembles.

Sign up for an audition in MA 051, or  schedule your audition by calling
David Villanueva at (812) 855-0427.

Final results will be posted no later  than August 25 and rehearsals begin Monday Aug. 26.