Choral Auditions

If you are interested in joining Chamber or Concert Choir for fall 2023, please download the audition music (PDF) and register for your choir audition.

University Chorus does not require an audition. Your may register until the deadline to enroll in spring classes. Please email Mary Lynn Doherty, Ph.D., at with questions.

If you have any questions, please email Eric A. Johnson, D.M.A., at or Mary Lynn Doherty, Ph.D., at We are looking forward to making music with you this spring!

Concert Choir (MUSE 345/645)

Monday/Wednesday, 2-2:50 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday, 2-3:15 p.m.

This is an auditioned large ensemble. The group has both music majors and non-majors with good music skills. Many of the non-music majors come from strong HS choral programs and they are looking for the challenges and rewards of advanced choral music. Concert Choir often performs for area high schools and short run-out concerts. In the spring, Concert Choir often performs large choral orchestral works with the NIU Philharmonic. This ensemble is conducted by Eric A. Johnson, D.M.A.

Chamber Choir (MUSE 341/641)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1-1:50 p.m.

This is a select mixed vocal ensemble of 16 to 20 singers that focuses on advanced ensemble repertoire. Personal performance expectations are high as singers are often assigned one or two voices per part. Chamber Choir often performs off campus events representing the university as various official functions. Enrollment is open to all NIU students through the audition process, but there is a high degree of music reading proficiency and outside class independent work expected. This ensemble is conducted by Eric A. Johnson, D.M.A.

University Chorus (MUSE 342/642)

Monday/Wednesday, 4-5:15 p.m.

This is a non-auditioned SATB choir. University Chorus is often a mix of instrumental music majors and singers from other majors across campus who had great high school choral experiences and they just want to keep singing in college. This ensemble is conducted by Mary Lynn Doherty, Ph.D.

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Music Building
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - noon
1 - 4:30 p.m.

Austyn V. Menk
Music Admissions Coordinator

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