All IU students can audition to join our Performance Ensembles

All students at Indiana University can try out for the African American Choral Ensemble, the African American Dance Company, and the IU Soul Revue—regardless of academic year or major.

The ensembles are courses offered through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, so students earn academic credit while doing what they love.

Open auditions are held each semester. No previous formal training is required to audition.

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African American Dance Company
Audition Date: Tuesday August 22, 2023
Time: 7:45–9:45 p.m.
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Dance Studio A217

Audition Requirements
You do not need to prepare a dance routine. Wear loose-fitting, non-constricting clothing. Be prepared to learn, move, and sweat; and to remain for the entire audition. No previous formal dance training required. Bring positive energy!

If you have question, contact Baba Stafford at

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IU Soul Revue 
Audition Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 & Thursday August, 24, 2023
Time: 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall

Audition Requirements
Vocalists will sing/perform one R&B, Soul, or Gospel song that best demonstrates your vocal abilities. You will also be asked to match pitches and harmonize.
Instrumentalist will play one song that best demonstrates your instumental abilities. Also, be prepared to imporvise over and/or accompany a R&B/Soul music groove. Drums, keyboards, and amplifiers will be provided. Other instruments should be brought to the audition.

If you have questions, contact Professor Strong at

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African American Choral Ensemble
Audition Date(s): Monday, August 21, 2023, & Wednesday, August 23, 2023 
Time: 3:30p- 5:30p

*Please Note: Auditions may continue after 5:30p. You must remain for the entire time as Individual vocal assessments will follow the class and continue until all participants are assessed. 

Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall

Audition Requirements
Vocalists should prepare one piece of their choice with or without accompaniment. They should be ready to learn a group song during their audition that demonstrates their ability to sing harmony with others. They should also be prepared to participate in vocal exercises that will highlight their vocal range. Instrumentalists must contact Raymond Wise if interested in auditioning.

You may choose to submit a video audition. Video submission instructions will be emailed to you upon completion of this registraton form. 

If you have questions, contact Professor Wise at

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