About the Ensemble

Ball State’s show choir, University Singers, is an ensemble composed of singers, dancers, instrumentalists, sound technicians, and wardrobe technicians.  This touring ensemble, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, performs multiple times per year throughout the state and nation.  The culmination of the season ends with the “Spectacular” performance in Emens Auditorium on Ball State’s Campus. 

The ensemble is open to all majors and students can earn up to 3 credit hours.


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  • Monday, 4-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m.



Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 123


Course Numbers

  • MUSC 370 (1 credit)
  • MUSC 150, section 1A (0 credit)


Jodi Cotton-Street
director of University Singers

Join the Ensemble

Application Requirements

You must:

  • complete the online application
  • bring two letters of recommendation
  • bring a $10 processing fee payable by cash or check (made out to the Ball State University Singers)

Audition Requirements


  • Pianist, rhythm section, brass, woodwind and synthesizer players are needed.
  • Prepare two short selections of varying styles.
  • Be prepared to sight read.
  • Rhythm section must be prepared to improvise.


  • Memorize two short vocal selections of contrasting styles (one up-tempo and one ballad).
  • Bring vocal music in your own key with marked cuts.
  • Accompanists will be provided for all auditions (unaccompanied auditions or ones with a pre-recorded track will not be accepted).
  • Bring dance attire; everyone will be taught at least one dance combination.

Sound Technicians/Costumers

  • Interview will be conducted at the audition.
  • Prepare a current one-page resume listing experience in your field.

Audition Dates

  • Friday, April 28, 2023, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Audition Location

Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 123

Graduate Program in Conducting

conductor in front of choir performance

Graduate study in choral conducting is available at the masters and doctoral levels. With abundant podium time leading our choral ensembles, our curriculum balances practical experiences with rigorous training in music history, analysis, and performance skills. Graduate students work closely with faculty to prepare for careers as professional musicians. For more information, please contact Andrew Crow.