Vocalists invited to audition for IU Kokomo music scholarships

KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo invites high school seniors to audition for its music scholarships, available to selected students participating in the Cougar Choir.

This is the second year the campus has awarded scholarships for choir, and Wendy Grice, lecturer of music, said the three previous recipients — Cheyenne Brumbaugh and Elizabeth Curtis, Kokomo; and Kelsey Jackson, Russiaville —  are making great contributions to the program.

“These scholarships are a win both for the students and the Cougar Choir and Harmonics,” she said. “They help grow our program, while assisting students with their financial needs. We are excited for this opportunity.”

Aspiring choir members should email iuadmis@iuk.edu, or call 765-455-9217 to schedule an audition, on Saturday, March 25, on campus. Those auditioning should be admitted to IU Kokomo before auditions.

Vocalists should prepare for the sessions like they would for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) solo and ensemble contest. Those auditioning should prepare an art song, and bring an accompanist if possible. If not, the Cougar Choir accompanist will be available to play. Students also will be asked to write down their activities in choir and other musical experiences, and to bring a copy of their music for the accompanist.

The Cougar Choir, formed in spring 2015, is an all student choir that performs variety of challenging music, including classics, folk songs, Broadway, and popular music. The choir performs two concerts a year, and also sings at several campus events.

A smaller group, the IUK Harmonics, sings for special occasions.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana University Kokomo