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 to join an ensemble

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.

Learn about ensemble auditions