News for Fall Semester 2023
We hope you are having a great summer and gearing up for a fantastic 2023 – 2024 academic year. We can’t wait to have you back on campus!
This is a reminder that music majors and non-music majors have two distinct course registrations when enrolling in the Singing Hoosiers.
Non-music majors will enroll in the following course for the fall semester.
Course title: Singing Hoosiers for Non-Music Majors
Fall 2023: MUS-X 80 (section 12889)
Music majors in the Singing Hoosiers will continue to enroll in MUS X70 using section number 2854 this fall semester.
The separate course registrations are purely for the ease of administrative record keeping. Non-music majors enrolling in the MUS-X80 course receive the exact same credit and participate in all Singing Hoosiers activities as always.
Audition information for Fall 2023
Location: 1201 E 3rd St. Merrill Hall Music Addition, Room MA 452 (in the round building)
*if you have trouble finding this location the day of your audition, please text Administrative Manager Katie Kobold at 317-601-7244.
Dates & Times:
· Auditions: Wednesday, August 16th – Friday, August 18th, time slots available from 10 am – 9 pm
· Callbacks: Saturday, August 19th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in MA452, includes ensemble singing + dance. Music will be provided upon arrival.
What to prepare:
· Please prepare 1:00-1:30 excerpt from a solo selection (any style)
· An accompanist will be provided. Please provide a clearly marked copy of your sheet music. You may also accompany yourself, or perform acapella if necessary. The audition will also include a brief vocalize and a sight singing exercise.
Returner auditions will only consist of vocalizing and sight-reading.
Questions? Email Katie Kobold (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Chris Albanese (email@example.com)
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Singing Hoosiers FAQs:
When do the Singing Hoosiers rehearse?
The Singing Hoosiers rehearse face-to-face every MTWRF from 4:25-5:25 PM. Our Varsity dancers are selected by audition and hold additional rehearsals on Sundays from 1-3 PM and MW’s from 5:45-7:00 PM.
Non-majors who have an unavoidable, regularly occurring conflict with a course for their major are sometimes permitted to “contract” on these days. By contracting, one is permitted to miss portions of a rehearsal with the expectation of making up any missed material.
What will the Singing Hoosiers look like this semester in regard to COVID-19?
The Singing Hoosiers will be meeting face-to-face as a full ensemble. Vaccination is required for all singers. We will follow any masking policies as communicated by the administration of the Jacobs School of Music. If you have any specific questions about health or safety concerns, please email Kaitlyn Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Duke Ellington, 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.
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