Choral Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the University of Minnesota Choirs. We have eight different choral ensembles that serve a range of experience and ability. We have a place for all singers interested in singing in a choir. To best understand how to get involved, please read the information below. If you have any questions, please email ensemble@umn.edu.

There are two different types of choral ensembles at the University of Minnesota: Auditioned Ensembles and Non-Auditioned Campus Singers Ensembles. All of our ensembles are open to all students, regardless of major or college affiliation. 

Auditioned Ensembles

Experienced singers with a significant background in choral singing looking for a rigorous and exciting musical experience will find our auditioned ensembles most rewarding. Auditioned ensembles usually perform in 3-4 concerts each semester and may also be called to perform for special concerts and conducting recitals. These ensembles include:

  • MUS 3230, section 001- Women's Chorus, meets MW 3:35 – 5:05 pm
  • MUS 5240, section 001 - University Singers, meets MWF 12:45 – 2:15 pm
  • MUS 5240, section 002 - Chamber Singers, meets MWF 12:45 – 2:15 pm

All students interested in joining University Singers, University Chamber Singers, or Women’s Chorus for the first time must audition. Returning University and Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus students need not audition.

Spring 2022 Audition Submission Instructions

Record a video of yourself playing the required audition materials in a single take and upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video (no other video hosting services or file formats will be accepted).  A recording made using your smartphone or computer webcam will suffice. Please submit a link to the video using the submission form found here.  Audition submissions are due by Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 8:00am. 

Audition Video Submission Form

Visit the YouTube help page for assistance with uploading your video to YouTube. Please email ensemble@umn.edu with any concerns.

Spring 2022 Choral Audition Requirements

Spring 2022 materials are the same as the materials for Fall 2021:

Choral Audition Requirements and Musical Examples

Non-Auditioned Ensembles

Any student can register for any of the Campus Singers sections or Gospel Choir without audition.  Register early, as these ensembles often fill up. Ensembles include:

  • MUS 3200, section 001 - Campus Singers Gold (Mixed Ensemble) meets Tuesday/Thursday from 12:15 – 1:15 pm
  • MUS 3200, section 002 - Campus Singers Maroon (Mixed Ensemble), meets Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • MUS 3200, section 003 - Campus Singers Mosaic (Women's Choir), meets Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm (not offered in Spring 2022)
  • MUS 3200, section 004 - Campus Singers Men's Chorus, meets Monday/Wednesday from 3:35 – 5:05 pm (not offered in Spring 2022)
  • MUS 3380, section 001 - Gospel Choir (Mixed Ensemble), meets Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm