The Indiana Community Choir provides individuals in the Indiana region the opportunity to sing and perform great choral literature not typically accessible to choirs in a rural region.

It is also the opportunity to learn choral and singing techniques from a master singer, conductor, and music teacher.

Artistic Director and Conductor

Craig Denison, Associate Professor of Music, Music Department, College of Arts and Humanities, IUP


Fall - N/A

Spring - Acey Gongaware


$50 tuition per semester plus $25 registration fee: $75 total (only $2.68 per hour of rehearsal!).
A limited number of scholarships are available to high school students through their high school choral director. See our scholarships page for details.


Singers who match pitch; music reading ability desirable; age 15 (ninth grade for the upcoming academic year) and older.

Voice Check / Part Placement

Individuals do NOT need to audition for the Indiana Community Choir. Participating individuals simply sing a short "voice check" with Dr. Denison so he can get to know each person's voice and assign a voice part. There is nothing to bring or prepare; simply come ready to vocalize and possibly sight-read.

Fall 2022 voice checks are scheduled for 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, before the first rehearsal.

Fall Semester, 2022


  • Mondays, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Aug. 29 - Dec. 5, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • NOTE 1: Prof. Denison will announce whether there will be rehearsal during the mini fall break on Monday, Oct. 24. There will be rehearsal on Monday, Nov. 21
    • NOTE 2: NO rehearsal on Monday, Sep. 5, Labor Day


There will be TWO concerts during fall 2022.

  • CONCERT 1: The Indiana Community Choir will join forces with the choirs and orchestra of the IUP Music Department in a performance of Gabriel Fauréé's famous Requiem! It is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Fisher Auditorium. Admission: $11 regular; $9 seniors, $7 I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are available through the Lively Arts website.
  • CONCERT 2: End-of-semester, TBA. Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available at the door one hour prior to the performance.


  • Requiem, Gabriel Fauréé (Oct. 30)
  • Additional Selections for final ICC concert TBA

Spring Semester, 2023


  • Mondays, 7:15–9:15 p.m., Jan. 23–May 8, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
  • The director will announce whether there will be a rehearsal on Monday, March 13, during the IUP Spring Break.


  • NEW TIME! - Saturday, May 13, 3:00 p.m., DiCicco Hall (Cogswell Hall, Room 121)
  • NEW INFORMATION! - For a variety of reasons, instead of a formal concert, the choir will be holding an informal get-together to sing through the semester's selections. Afterward, those attending are welcome to meet the choir and director and join them for a bite to eat at a local restaurant.
    NEW - Admission: Free and open to the public.


  • Les Miserables Medley, arr. Ed Lojeski
  • The Lily and the Rose by Bob Chilcott
  • O Love That Will Not Let Me Go by Elaine Hagenberg
  • Be Thou My Vision by Gwyneth Walker
  • Lord I Don't Feel Noways Tired by Jester Hairston
  • Folk Songs: Annie Laurie & Wi' a Hundred Pipers
  • We Rise Again by Leon Dubinsky, arr. Stephen Smith