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.

    COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Fall 2020

    The Indiana Community Choir will not be meeting this fall due to health concerns and limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are hopeful that it can be offered in the spring 2021 semester, but it obviously depends on the situation with the pandemic.

    However, registration for both online and in-person private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling throughout the semester. For more information on lessons, please see the Private Lessons page.

    For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Artistic Director and Conductor*

    TBA

    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 for the fall are scheduled with the conductor. To schedule your audition, email the director once announced. If you’re unable to email, 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 email 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.

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Fall 2020

    The Indiana Community Choir will not be meeting this fall due to health concerns and limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are hopeful that it can be offered in the spring 2021 semester, but it obviously depends on the situation with the pandemic.

    However, registration for both online and in-person private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling throughout the semester. For more information on lessons, please see the Private Lessons page.

    For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Fall Semester, 2020 (Canceled)

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., August 31 through December 7, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on November 23 during Thanksgiving Break
    • Note: No rehearsal on Monday, September 7, Labor Day

    Concert

    • TBA
      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

    • TBA
    • All auditions during the above times must be scheduled with the director. More audition info is TBA upon hiring the new director.

    Repertoire

    • TBA

    Spring Semester, 2021 (Pending; TBA)

    Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m., January 25 through May 3, Room 120, Cogswell Hall
    • The director will announce whether there will be rehearsal on March 8 during the IUP Spring Break

    Concert

    • TBA
      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.

    Spring Auditions

    • TBA.
      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.  An audition may be scheduled by email with the new director once announced.

    Repertoire

    • TBA