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Auditions for the 2018-2019 ensemble will be held from August 15 - 17th in Music Annex room 452 with callbacks on August 18th. Prospective Singing Hoosiers can sign up for auditions online through this our Canvas site.

Whether you are a first year student or entering your senior year, our student Leadership Team is here to guide you through the audition process. If you have any questions or concerns, Singing Hoosiers Logistics Manager, Sam Feldt, can help! Reach out via email at: safeldt@iu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the ensemble rehearse?

We rehearse Monday-Friday from 3:35pm - 4:40pm. Your class schedule must be arranged around rehearsal time to avoid conflicts. If you are an incoming student at IU, our student Leadership Team can help you rearrange your class schedule. You can contact Singing Hoosiers Logistics Manager, Sam Felt, with any questions you may have at: safeldt@iu.edu.

What are the audition requirements?

  1. Prepared selections: Please prepare two pieces of contrasting style from the following genres: Broadway, jazz, classical, pop, rock, soul, R and B, Great American Songbook. Plan to sing 32 measures (1-2 minutes) of each.

  2. Range check: you will sing a short series of scales accompanied by the pianist in order to determine your section/voice part.

  3. Sight-reading: The sight-reading excerpt will be short and is meant to assess proficiency with music reading. You will be given the starting pitch and will also have a brief period of time to examine the exercise before singing.

For more information about the audition process, please download our audition form.

Does Singing Hoosiers require a separate audition from the other IU Jacobs School of Music ensembles?

Yes, we have our own audition process that is different from the IU Jacobs School of Music ensemble audition for concert choirs and opera choruses. Our sign ups can be accessed here.

Can I audition for Singing Hoosiers and another IU JSoM ensemble?

Absolutely! Just remember that the JSoM Choral Placement Audition considers you for all ensembles except Singing Hoosiers, so you will need to sign up for an audition with us and for a general Choral Placement Audition.

Who needs a choral placement audition?

Singing Hoosiers is open to any Indiana University student, regardless of major, by audition. While we have music majors within the ensemble, a majority of our membership comes from students outside of the music school. Singing Hoosiers allows those studying accounting or human biology to still have a creative outlet to sing, dance, and be part of a rich tradition as Indiana's Ambassadors of Song. 

If you are not a music major, it is an elective course. All members must enroll in the course each semester, but you receive TWO FREE credits for being in Singing Hoosiers! If you are a music major, then you are required to be in a concert choir, opera chorus, 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 Dancers?

The Varsity Dancers are members within the Singing Hoosiers who perform specialized advanced dancing and choreography during our performances. Dance auditions for Varsity 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. Varsity members receive an additional FREE academic credit for their participation. For more information on Varsity, contact Varsity Choreographers Emma Bowen and Sean Puent at: emebowen@iu.edu & skpuent@iu.edu.