Audition Information for University Choirs

The School of Music offers seven choral ensembles for accomodating all interested students ranging from novice to expert singers. The choirs and their meeting times are listed below.

Chamber Singers (TR  1:00-2:50 PM)
Black Chorus (MW  6:00-8:20 PM)
Women's Glee Club (TR  4:00-5:20 PM)
Varsity Men's Glee Club  (TR  5:30-6:50 PM)
University Chorus (R  7:30-9:30 PM)
Illini Women  (R  7:30-9:30 PM)
Oratorio Society (T  7:30-9:30 PM)

New members are welcome to audition for Fall 2018.

MUSIC MAJOR CHORAL AUDITION INFORMATION

For all choruses except Black Chorus (information below).

All BMUS, BME, and BMA voice music majors are required to sing in a choral ensemble every semester of residence. Auditions are held in the fall only. We will not hold open auditions for choral ensembles in the spring.

Audition Requirements:

  1. A one- to two-minute excerpt of a prepared solo; an aria or art song is acceptable. An accompanist will be provided - students must bring the piano score for the accompanist.
  2. Sight-reading
  3. In some cases, we will hear a singer vocalize or perform tonal memory exercises.

Audition Times:

  1. All seniors and graduate students will be heard on Monday, August 27 from 1 - 4 pm.
  2. All juniors will be heard on Tuesday, August 28 from 10 am - 12:30 pm.
  3. All freshmen and sophomores will be heard on Wednesday, August 29 from 1 - 4 pm.

Additional Audition Information:

  1. Sign-up online at https://uiucchoirs.setmore.com.
  2. Please sign up for a specific time on your assigned day unless that schedule is full.
  3. Auditions will be held in Dr. Megill's office. Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
  4. NOTE: ALL choral ensemble audition results will be emailed and will be available on Dr. Megill's door (Krannert Level 4, Room 4-411) by 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 30. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be posted at that time. 

NON-MUSIC MAJOR CHORAL AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Requirements:

  1. Be prepared to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" for your audition (or another short, one- to two-minute song of your choosing).

Audition Times:

  1. Tuesday, August 28, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Wednesday, August 29, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Additional Audition Information:

  1. Women (non-majors) will audition in the office of Dr. Andrea Solya (Music Building, Room 4036). Sign up online or come during the above times and we will fit you in as possible.
  2. Men (non-majors) will audition in the Choral TA's office (Krannert Level 4, Room 4-408). Sign up online or come during the above times and we will fit you in as possible.
  3. NOTE: ALL choral ensemble audition results will be emailed and will be available on Dr. Megill's door (Krannert Level 4, Room 4-411) by 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 30. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be posted at that time.

BLACK CHORUS

  1. All students interested in singing in Black Chorus should attend rehearsal on Monday, August 27 at 6:00 PM in the Krannert Choral Rehearsal Room (Level 2, Room 2317) for information and to schedule an interview.
  2. NOTE: ALL choral ensemble audition results will be emailed and will be available on Dr. Megill's door (Krannert Level 4, Room 4-411) by 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 30. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be posted at this time.