About the Ensemble

Ball State’s show choir, University Singers, is composed of 40 students, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and sound technicians.

The touring ensemble, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassador, performs multiple times per year throughout the state and nation, ending the season with the “Spectacular” performance.

The ensemble is open to all majors. Students can earn up to 3 credit hours.

Rehearsals

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Times

  • Monday, 4-5:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m.

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Location

Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 123

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Course Numbers

  • MUSC 350, section 1A (1 credit)
  • MUSC 150, section 1A (0 credit)

Alan Alder

Conductor

Alan Alder
director of University Singers

Join the Ensemble

Application Requirements

You must:

  • complete the online application
  • bring two letters of recommendation
  • bring a $10 processing fee payable by cash or check (made out to the Ball State University Singers)

Audition Requirements

Instrumentalists

  • Pianist, rhythm section, brass, woodwind and synthesizer players are needed.
  • Prepare two short selections of varying styles.
  • Be prepared to sight read.
  • Rhythm section must be prepared to improvise.

Singers/Dancers

  • Memorize two short vocal selections of contrasting styles (one up-tempo and one ballad).
  • Bring vocal music in your own key with marked cuts.
  • Accompanists will be provided for all auditions (unaccompanied auditions or ones with a pre-recorded track will not be accepted).
  • Bring dance attire; everyone will be taught at least one dance combination.

Sound Technicians/Costumers

  • Interview will be conducted at the audition.
  • Prepare a current one-page resume listing experience in your field.

Audition Dates

  • Friday, April 21, 2017. at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Audition Location

Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 123

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.