Varsity Men's Glee Club

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB

Thank you for your interest in the Varsity Men's Glee Club at the University of Illinois! The following information will help you understand how our organization works, and your audition for our organization.

The Varsity Men's Glee Club welcomes all male students at the University of Illinois regardless of age and major! In fact, a majority of our members are non-music majors. Don't be shy! Sign up for an audition! 

Rehearsals and Time Commitment

We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday evening while school is in session. We have two major concerts in our choral year: Our annual Dad's Day Concert and The Spring Concert, the former always performed in mid-November and the latter performed in late-April or early-May. Both concerts take place in the Foellinger Great Hall Auditorium in the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.

All of our performances and organization commitments will be given in our syllabus on the first day of rehearsal.

Singers are expected to be at every rehearsal and any performance during the year, unless they have a valid excuse outlined out in our syllabus. They will send any commitment issue to our secretary.

Audition Procedure

NON-MUSIC MAJOR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Be prepared to sing "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" for your audition (or another short, one- to two-minute song of your choosing)

AUDITION TIMES

  1. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM
  2. Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM

ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFORMATION FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS

  1. Sign-up online for an audition time.  Note: While we prefer you to sign-up for an audition time slot ahead of time, you can also just show up. Simply show up during the appropriate auditon time slot.  
  2. Men audition in Dr. Megill's office in the Krannert Center, Room 4-411
  3. Depending on the outcome of your audition, select non-majors may be called back to a supplemental audition on Thursday, August 31 from 1:00-4:00 PM (Krannert, Room 4-411)
  4. Note: ALL choral ensemble audition results will be available on Dr. Megill's door, Krannert Center, Room 4-411, by 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 31. The schedule for first rehearsals for all the choirs will also be posted at this time.
  5. Question? Email pmurray3@illinois.edu

MUSIC MAJOR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A one- to two-minute excerpt of a prepared solo; an aria or art song is acceptable (an accompanist will be provided––students must bring the piano score for the accompanist)
  2. Sight-reading
  3. In some cases, we will hear a singer vocalize or perform tonal memory exercises.

AUDITION TIMES

  1. All FRESHMEN will be heard on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM.
  2. SOPHOMORES will be heard on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM.
  3. JUNIORS, SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS will be heard on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM.

ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFORMATION FOR MUSIC MAJORS

  1. Sign-up online for an audition time on your assigned day.   
  2. Auditions for music majors will be held in Dr. Megill’s office: Krannert Center, Room 4-411.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork.
  3. Question? Email pmurray3@illinois.edu