Audition Information for University Choirs

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

UNIVERSITY CHOIRS
Fall 2019 auditions - new and returning students 
 

Varsity Men's Glee Club, contact: Dr. Barrington Coleman
Rehearsals  TR  5:30-6:50 PM

Women's Glee Club, contact: Dr. Andrea Solya
Rehearsals  TR  4:00-5:20 PM

Black Chorus, contact: Dr. Ollie Watts Davis
Rehearsals  MW  6:00-8:20 PM 

For the choirs below, contact: Dr. Andrew Megill
Oratorio Society (T  7:30-9:30 PM)
University Chorus (MWF  4:00-4:50 PM)
Chamber Singers (TR  1:00-2:50 PM)

 

 

MUSIC MAJOR CHORAL AUDITION INFORMATION

NOTE: ALL choral ensemble audition results will be emailed by the conductors of each ensemble. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be communicated at that time. 

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 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
  2. All juniors will be heard on Tuesday, August 27 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.
  3. All freshmen and sophomores will be heard on Wednesday, August 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Additional Audition Information:

  1. Sign-up online.  We will share a link by the beginning of August.  
  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 by the conductors of each ensemble. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be communicated 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 27, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, August 28, from 5:00 - 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 by the conductors of each ensemble. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be communicated at that time. 

 

BLACK CHORUS

  1. All students interested in singing in Black Chorus should attend rehearsal on Monday, August 26 at 6:00 pm in the Krannert Center Choral Rehearsal Room (Level 2, Room 2317) for information and to schedule an interview.