Ensembles

African American Choral Ensemble vocalist performing on stage
The African American Dance Company performs onstage
The IU Soul Revue in concert
Headshot of Bobby Davis

I gained musical, academic, and social capital as a student in the AAAI. I learned about my culture and the soundscape we, African Americans, have created here in America throughout generations and is shared throughout the world.

Bobby Davis, former IU Soul Revue Rhythm Coach, Ph.D. student in African American and African Diaspora Studies

All IU students can audition for our ensembles

Open auditions are held each semester. No previous formal training is required to audition. The ensembles are courses offered through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, so students earn credit while doing what they love.

Upcoming Auditions

African American Choral Ensemble Auditions

Course #s: AAAD-A110 or AAAD-A339, 2 credit hours

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Audition Time: 2:30–5:00 p.m.

Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall

Audition Requirements: Prepare one piece to audition and plan to learn and perform a piece with the ensemble. No previous experience required. Instrumentalists must contact the director, Raymond Wise, at wiser@indiana.edu.

Contact Director Wise at wiser@indiana.edu with questions.

Class Day & Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall.

African American Dance Company Auditions

Course #s: AAAD-A100 or AAAD-A338, 2 credit hours

Audition Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Audition Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center A217

Audition Requirements:Wear non-constricting clothing. Be prepared to learn, move, and sweat; and to remain for the entire audition. No formal dance training required. Do not prepare a routine.

Contact Director Berry at berryst@iu.edu with questions..

Class Day & Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–6:30 p.m. in Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center A217.

IU Soul Revue Auditions

Course #s: AAAD-A120 or AAAD-A337 or X40 with permission, 2 credit hours

Audition Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Audition Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall

Audition Requirements: Prepare one R&B, Soul, Funk, or Gospel song that best demonstrates your vocal or instrumental abilities.

Contact Director Strong at jamestro@indiana.edu with questions.

Class Day & Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–5:30 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall. Vocal sectional rehearsals are Mondays 7:00–9:00 p.m.