Singing Hoosiers Endowment
The Grammy nominated Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University have thrilled audiences with concerts of American popular songs, jazz, and choreographed numbers. As IU's international ambassadors of song, the Singing Hoosiers have been praised in 26 states and 18 foreign countries as virtuosos, professionals, and specialists of delightful, brightly staged presentations.
The Singing Hoosiers count among their membership some of the finest performers in Indiana University's world-renowned Jacobs School of Music. Many of them have shared the stage with such top entertainers as Bob Hope, Duke Ellington, Shirley Jones, Pete Fountain, Red Buttons, the Fifth Dimension, and Indiana's own Hoagy Carmichael.
While all Singing Hoosiers members perform in the annual Chimes of Christmas and spring concert on IU's Bloomington campus, most tours include approximately 50 singers, with each tour using a different combination of the total membership. Two of their recordings—A Disney Celebration and The Music Man—were nominated for Grammy Awards, adding yet more honors to their long list of accomplishments.
The Singing Hoosiers Endowment is used to support the Singing Hoosiers, including the establishment of an endowed chair for the Director and other areas of need.