University Singers

Choral Audition Information

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Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2:30-3:50

Conductor: Betsy Burleigh

Associate Conductor: Katie Gardiner

Assistant Conductor:  Caio Lopes

Audition: Required

Founded over 60 years ago and the longest running choral ensemble in the Jacobs School, the University Singers consists of 32 exceptional singing musicians.  The ensemble is known for vibrant and engaging performances of repertoire in widely ranging languages and styles from Renaissance madrigals through chamber music of the 20th century.  University Singers performances vary in presentation too, including not just the traditional concert but multi-media events as well.  Most recently their concert titled “Under the Influence” featured projections of Impressionist paintings along with readings and the music of composers inspired by three powerful and colorful “salonistas” of La Belle Époque.

The University Singers is committed to featuring soloists auditioned from within the group, and alumni have gone on to illustrious careers in opera, oratorio, academia and on the podium.  Excellent music reading, ensemble, and language skills are expected.


2018-19 Concerts


Fall Semester


University Singers with the Oratorio Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. - Musical Arts Center

Britten: War Requiem

Betsy Burleigh, conductor


Spring Semester 2019


University Singers with the Oratorio Chorus & The Cleveland Orchestra

Wednesday, January 23, 8 p.m. - IU Auditorium

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection Symphony

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor


Burleigh USingers Concert 2017