Chris Albanese, Director
Auditions for the 2020-2021 Singing Hoosiers will be held on Tues. Aug. 25 & Fri. Aug 28.
MUS X70 Face-to-face participationis not obligatory in the fall semester .
Students are free to choose the online option.
To decrease the risk of exposure to Covid-19, we will have condensed rehearsal periods, all singers will wear a mask as required by IU regulations, and be distanced in a 100 sq. foot space.
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Singing Hoosiers Auditions, Fall 2020
Students auditioning for the Singing Hoosiers will do both a face-to-face audition and submit an online recording this fall semester.
At the face-to-face audition, a student manager will greet you and let you know when to enter the audition room. Dr. Albanese will be the only person in the audition room. Per IU directives, everyone will be wearing a mask. Two safely distanced spots will be marked on the floor, and every other auditionee will alternate standing on those indicated areas. The live audition will consist of vocalizing and sight singing. These will last 5 minutes.
All students will submit a 32-bar selection (classical, musical theater, jazz, pop) and upload this on the form you will find in the link below. 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 can identify you (do not worry about quality, screen shot is OK). We ask that these be submitted by Sunday Aug. 23 at 7 PM.
Please fill out the Singing Hoosier Form found via this link. You will need to have your video recording already prepared before filling out the form.
To select an audition time, use this link to enroll in Canvas and find an audition slot.
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.