Music Ensembles

Jazz Choir

The Jazz Choir is an ensemble of 20 vocalists under the direction of Ira Shankman. Their repertoire represents a wide range of jazz and contemporary periods and styles.

Who Can Join

All choruses are open to the NYU community (students, faculty, and staff) and community at large, by audition

Audition Information

The department announces auditions through a university-wide email before the start of each semester. Auditions consist of a solo song, an improvisation to a 24-measure blues chorus, and sight-reading. Accompanist provided.

Rehearsal Information

Jazz Choir meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6:45 - 8:15pm.

Performances and Concerts

Jazz Choir presents at least two concerts each semester.

Primetime Blues
Samba Do Cantare


Contact Information

Contact:  Professor Ira Shankman, Coordinator of Choral Activities at