Indiana Community Choir

  • 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 with a 20-year background in vocal pedagogy, choral and solo song literature, and experience in popular styles and musical theater.

    Artistic Director and Conductor*

    Jon Erik Schreiber

    *Note: Jon Erik Schreiber will be taking a sabbatical during the fall 2018 semester. We’re pleased to announce that the choral director for Indiana Senior High School, Scott Salser, will be leading the Indiana Community Choir in Jon Eriks absence. Salser has completed nearly 30 years as a highly successful music teacher, with most of them at Indiana HS. His students are among the best at the district, region, and state levels, and he is a sought-after conductor for various festivals. We look forward to his leadership this fall with the Indiana Community Choir!

    Accompanist

    Esjoy Wong

    Cost

    $50 per semester, plus $25 registration fee; total of $75 for the semester; high school and college-age students pay only the registration fee (see our Scholarships Page for funding assistance—high school students only).

    Eligibility

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

    Auditions

    Individuals auditioning do not need to bring anything prepared. Simply come ready to sight-read and to vocalize. All auditions are scheduled with the conductor for the fall, Scott Salser. To schedule your audition, e-mail him at ssalser@iasd.cc. If you’re unable to e-mail him, contact the IUPCMS at 724-357-4565.

    For the fall semester, all singers must audition, regardless of whether having sung in previous years. For the spring semester, only those new to the choir must audition.

    If you have previously registered in the IUPCMS utilizing the online registration form and sung in the choir, simply e-mail Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu that you plan on participating again for the upcoming semester. If you have not sung in the choir before, you must register in the IUPCMS using the online registration form.

    Additional information may also be found on the ICC website.

  • Fall Semester, 2018

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., September 10 through December 10, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on November 19 during Thanksgiving Break

    Dates to Note

    • Monday, Nov. 26: Rehearsal MOVED to Cogswell 121; Rehearse with organ
    • Monday, Dec. 10: Rehearsal MOVED to Cogswell 121: Rehearse with organ & brass
    • Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Dress Rehearsal in Cogswell 121
    • Sunday, Dec. 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Warm-up/Rehearse for concert in Cogswell 121

    Concert

    • Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m., DiCicco Hall (Rm. 121), Cogswell Hall, IUP Main campus

    Fall Auditions

    • Monday, August 27, 6:00–9:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • Monday, September 10, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Room 120 Cogswell Hall
    • All auditions during the above times must be scheduled with the semesters guest conductor, Scott Salser. To schedule your specific audition time, e-mail him at ssalser@iasd.cc.

    Repertoire

    INCLUDES:

    • When the Herds Were Watching by Richard Voohaar
    • Quem Pastores Laudavere arr. Susan LaBarr
    • Sinfonia Sacra by Daniel Pinkham
    • Fum, Fum, Fum arr. Ed Lojeski
    • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: A Choral Fantasy by Mark Riese
    • Waltz for an Open Sleigh by Dan Davison
    • Silent Night arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent

    Spring Semester, 2019

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., January 28 through May 6, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on March 11 during the IUP Spring Break

    Concert

    • TBA

    Spring Auditions

    • Monday, January 21, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall - This date is TENTATIVE due to it being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    • Monday, January 28, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Room 120, Cogswell Hall
      These auditions are for singers new to the ensemble for spring semester. If you will be new to the ensemble, you must schedule a specific audition time with the artistic director, Jon Erik Schreiber, who will be back on the podium for the spring semester. He should be contacted at jonerikschreiber@gmail.com.

    Repertoire

    • TBA