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

    Accompanist

    TBA

    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, Jon Erik Schreiber. To schedule your audition, email him at jonerikschreiber@gmail.com. If you’re unable to email 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.

  • Fall Semester, 2019

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., September 9 through December 9, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on November 25 during Thanksgiving Break

    Concert

    • Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m., DiCicco Hall (Rm. 121), Cogswell Hall
      Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students and children; tickets are cash/check only, available Noon–5:00 p.m. Dec. 10–14 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

    Fall Auditions

    • Monday, September 9, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Room 116 Cogswell Hall
    • All auditions during the above times must be scheduled with the director, Jon Erik Schreiber. To schedule your specific audition time on Monday, Sep. 9, be sure to e-mail him at jonerikschreiber@gmail.com.

    Repertoire

    • The Holly and the Ivy, Traditional, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
    • The following Set I Alfred Burt Carols, Music by Alfred Burt, Transcribed/Arr. by Hawley Ades
      • Caroling, Caroling
      • All On a Christmas Morning
      • We’ll Dress the House
      • Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind
      • Christmas Cometh Caroling
    • The following Set II Alfred Burt Carols, Music by Alfred Burt, Transcribed/Arr. by Hawley Ades
      • O Hearken Ye
      • Some Children See Him
      • Jesu Parvule
      • Bright, Bright the Holly Berries
      • The Star Carol
    • How Unto Bethlehem, Traditional Italian, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
    • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Traditional, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
    • Fum, Fum, Fum, Traditional Spanish, arr., Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
    • Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, by J.S. Bach

    Spring Semester, 2020

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., January 27 through May 4, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on March 9 during the IUP Spring Break

    Concert

    • TBA
      Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students and children; tickets are cash/check only, available 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 10–14 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

    Spring Auditions

    • Monday, January 20, 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 27, 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.  To schedule your audition time, email him at jonerikschreiber@gmail.com.

    Repertoire

    • TBA