Singing Hoosters of Indiana University, Michael Schwartzkopf, USA, 2011
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Tour Dates
  • 13 May 2011

Tour Dates: 13 May 2011

"Hoosiers "is the American title of Indiana who is energetic, enthusiastic spirit of publicity, but also a symbol of success symbols.

"Hoosiers "is the American title of Indiana who is energetic, enthusiastic spirit of publicity, but also a symbol of success symbols. In the early days After a performance at a football rally, an announcer said: "With a basketball team like the Hurryin' Hoosiers, a football team like the Fighting Hoosiers, we oughta call these guys the Singing Hoosiers!"

Since their founding in 1950, the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have entertained audiences throughout the world with concerts of American popular songs, sophisticated jazz, and choreographed production numbers. Often referred to as Indiana University's international ambassadors of song, the Singing Hoosiers have been praised in 26 states and 21 foreign countries as virtuosos, professionals, and specialists of delightful, brightly staged presentations.

The Singing Hoosiers are a polished and diverse ensemble consisting of male and female vocalists and instrumentalists with academic majors ranging from anthropology to music to political science. Their membership consists of some of the finest performers in the IU Jacobs School of Music, the world's largest center for musical training. Former members can be found on Broadway and national television, in motion pictures, in professional opera houses throughout the world, in dinner theatres and nightclubs, as doctors and lawyers, as educators in colleges and public schools, in literally any profession throughout the world.

Over the last sixty-one years, the Singing Hoosiers have become known as a professional and exciting collegiate concert show choir, which has led to many performances with symphony orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Beginning in 1989, the Singing Hoosiers made six recordings under the late, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, one of which received a Grammy nomination.

Music Director | Michael Schwartzkopf

Michael Schwartzkopf, Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is a member of the Alliance of Distinguished Rank and Named Professors at Indiana University and holds the Pam and Jack Burks Professorship Chair in Music. His philosophy of music is reflected in his diverse involvement and activity in the areas of performance, conducting, teaching, and administration. At Indiana University he is the music director and conductor of the Grammy nominated Singing Hoosiers and teaches courses in choral music education and conducting at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is the past President of the Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and begins his sixteen-year as the Director the Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.

He continues to be active as an adjudicator, lecturer, clinician, and festival conductor and has conducted numerous state, regional, and all-state choirs throughout the United States, Canada, and Singapore. As a singer/performer, Professor Schwartzkopf has performed in the theaters, on the concert stages, and in the cathedrals of Europe and the United States with various orchestras and choral ensembles in a wide variety of styles.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

As one of the world's premier music schools, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music maintains a distinguished reputation for the quality of its music program and the professional preparation it affords graduates. Approximately 1,600 students from all 50 states and over 55 countries study in a conservatory atmosphere with 180 full-time faculty members who are among the best performers, researchers, and educators in the world. Talented students consistently win national and international competitions and advance to careers in performance and teaching. The School offers over 1,100 performances, including 7 fully staged operas, annually. World-renowned faculty, exceptional students, and incomparable artistic achievement are the hallmarks of the tradition at the Jacobs School of Music, which touches virtually every segment of musical life in the Americas and beyond.