Chris Albanese, Director
Singing Hoosiers Winter Auditions 2020-2021
Welcome to the Singing Hoosiers 2020-2021 Winter Auditions Page!
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2020-2021 Singing Hoosiers at Indiana University. Please complete the steps below. If you have any problems or questions, please email Singing Hoosiers Administrative Manager Kaitlyn Phillips at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Musical Arts Center (MC) room 036 and 066,101 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
Dates and Times: November 11 (3:00-4:30, MC036), November 12 (3:00-5:00, MC066), and November 13 (3:00-5:00, MC066) In-person auditions will last 5 minutes.
What to prepare: Submit the audition google form. As a part of this form you will upload a video of yourself singing a 32 bar musical selection (classical, musical theater, jazz, pop). You may sing accompanied or acapella, masked or unmasked given the comfort level of your accompanist. If you are singing masked, please also upload a headshot or basic image of your face so that we are able to identify you.
Enroll in the Canvas course for auditions and follow the instructions on the home page to sign up for an in-person audition time.
Note: Following the guidelines of both the Office of the Provost and the JSOM Large Ensemble Task Force, all Singing Hoosiers activities for Fall 2020 are taking place through a hybrid of face to face and online scenarios. Face to face rehearsals and recordings are being performed in small groups (4-10) in the school’s most well-ventilated rooms, with singers masked and positioned at a distance of 100 sq. ft. from each other. Face to face rehearsal periods are being condensed, with each small ensemble meeting twice a week over a four-week period. These measures have been put in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Singing Hoosiers FAQs:
When do the Singing Hoosiers rehearse?
This semester, have been rehearsing between 5:00pm and 6:35pm Monday through Friday. If your group is rehearsing in person, you will either meet Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday in person. Students who are virtual for the week will meet Monday through Wednesday and will not meet Thursday-Friday.
What will the Singing Hoosiers look like this semester in regards to COVID-19?
Students will be meeting in smaller groups of 6-12 in order to follow safety regulations and keep a proper distance between singers. This in person component will be paired with virtual master classes and online meetings with the whole ensemble. If you have any specific questions about health or safety concerns, please email Kaitlyn Phillips at email@example.com.
Do you need to be a music major in order to audition?
No! The Singing Hoosiers is open to any Indiana University student by audition. For non-music major, it is an elective course. You must register, but it is a FREE credit. For music majors, the Singing Hoosiers will count towards your concert choir credit.
Indiana University’s Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers have enjoyed a seventy-year tradition of excellence in the contemporary vocal arts. With its roots in the music of the Great American Songbook; the ensemble lends its voice to the telling of the American story through immersion into her varied musical traditions, both past and present.
The Singing Hoosiers have entertained audiences across the United States and in more than twenty-five countries spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. The ensemble has enjoyed collaborations with Bob Hope, Mel Torme, Sandi Patty, Sylvia McNair, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Cincinnati Pops under the direction of Erich Kunzel.
This ninety-member ensemble is comprised both of students from within the Jacobs School of Music along with representing over twenty different majors across campus.