Choral Arts Society

Spring 2017 Auditions for the NYU Choruses:
Saturday, January 21: 9 AM-5 PM in Pless Annex (82 Washington Square East), Room 220
Sunday, January 22: 9 AM-5 PM in Pless Annex, Room 220


Contact Prof. Ira Shankman,, for more information. Courses can be taken for zero to one credit. All rehearsals are in the Education Building, 35 West 4th St.

NYU Chorale (meets Weds. 7 - 8:30pm)
NYU Chorale is the largest classical choral ensemble at New York University. For 130 years, it has served the entire NYU community performing major works from the choral/orchestral repertoire. The NYU Chorale offers singers an in-depth performance experience of large-scale choral works with special emphasis on works from the 19th and 20th centuries.

University Singers
A classically oriented choir, this ensemble is devoted to chamber repertoire from all periods. Enrollment is limited to 32 singers. The audition process includes performance of a solo song, language proficiency, tonal memory and sight-reading.

Women’s Choir (meets Tues. 7 - 8:30pm)
An ensemble of 60 voices devoted to the highest quality literature in a wide variety of musical styles. Auditions consist of a solo song, vocalization and tonal memory exercises.

Jazz Choir (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) (meets Mon. & Thurs. 6:45 - 8:15pm)
Watch a performance here. An ensemble of 20 vocalists. Repertoire is of high quality and is chosen to represent a wide range of jazz/contemporary periods and styles. Auditions consist of a solo song, improvisation to a 24 measure blues chorus, and sight-reading. 

Madrigal Singers (meets Mon. 6:45 - 8:45pm)
Madrigal Singers is a small, coed ensemble of 12-16 singers dedicated to the joy of a capella singing. Challenging repertoire includes music from Renaissance to Rock and all things in between.  The audition process consists of performance of a solo song, tonal memory and sightreading. Contact Nancy Shankman for more details.

Men's Glee Club (meets Tues. 7 - 8:30pm)
The NYU Men's Glee Club has been dormant for a while now, but it has been revived this fall. We are looking for any type of student who is looking to sing, make friends, and perform. Contact for more information.

To find out more about the Madrigal Singers and Jazz Choir in Abu Dhabiclick here.


Top photo: Jazz Choir with Ira Shankman
Bottom video: Madrigal Singers perform two recent works, Nancy Shankman, director