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.

Register to Audition for FALL 2024 Today!  

African American Choral Ensemble
Audition Date: Monday, August 26, 2024 or Wednesday, August 28, 2024.
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.

Please note: You must remain for the entire time as individual vocal assessments will follow the class and continue until all participants are assessed.

Video Submission

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

If you have questions, contact Professor Wise at

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African American Dance Company
Audition Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time: 7:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 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 questions, contact Baba Stafford at

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IU Soul Revue
Audition Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall

Auditionees, please chose a song of your choice that best displays your talent to be performance A Capella, or with a backing track. Please register before arrival. 

If you have questions, contact Professor Strong at

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