About the Ensemble

The Ball State University Chamber Choir is the university’s most prestigious concert choir, typically comprising 32 singers: mostly upper-level music majors and graduate students. The Chamber Choir has performed throughout the country and around the world, focused on the established canon of Western choral repertoire and world-premiere performances of new music.

The Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble open to all students. Auditions are held during the weekend preceding the fall term. Chamber Choir is a full academic year commitment.

Rehearsal Information

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Times

Monday-Friday: 11-11:50 a.m.

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Location

Music Instruction Building (MI), Hahn Hall, room 163

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Course Numbers

  • MUSC 351, section 1A (1 credit - undergraduate)
  • MUSC 551, section 1A (1 credit - graduate)
  • MUSC 151, section 1A (0 credit)

Andrew Crow

Conductor

Andrew Crow
director of choral activities

Join the Ensemble

Audition Required

Chamber Choir auditions take place each fall a few days before the semester starts. Please sign up to audition as soon as you are on campus—the earlier the better. There is a limited amount of audition slots available once classes begin.

To schedule an audition, please sign up on the choral bulletin board outside of MI 128 in the weeks preceding the fall semester.

Auditions will consist of:

  • vocal exercises
  • pitch memory
  • rhythm
  • accompanied sight-singing exercises

You may also be asked to sing a song that is familiar to you, such as “My Country ’Tis of Thee.” You do not need to bring a prepared piece.

Do you want to join the Chamber Choir in the spring semester? To audition, contact the director prior to the November registration period.

Graduate Program in Conducting

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Graduate study in choral conducting is available at the masters and doctoral levels. With abundant podium time leading our choral ensembles, our curriculum balances practical experiences with rigorous training in music history, analysis, and performance skills. Graduate students work closely with faculty to prepare for careers as professional musicians. For more information, please contact Andrew Crow.