Chris Albanese, Director
Join Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers for Hoosiers Live At Home, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 on WFIU.
Recorded asynchronously in fall 2020, the show features story telling and sketch comedy, along with classic and contemporary musical favorites.
Safety in the time of Covid-19: Following the guidelines of both the Office of the Provost and the JSOM Large Ensemble Task Force, all Singing Hoosiers activities for Spring 2021 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 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 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.