WIU Choirs

WIU Choral Symposium

WIU Junior Honor Choir

Friday, March 28, 2025

9:00a to 2:30p


We are excited to invite your students to audition for the 2025 Western Illinois University Junior Honor Choir. This event is designed to provide a nurturing musical experience for passionate young musicians. Students will spend the day learning a variety of vocal skills and techniques, and apply those skills to diverse repertoire. This will be an SATB ensemble, but we sometimes perform SAB or three-part music as well.

For complete details, audition criteria, and an application form, click below:
Information Form, Audition Criteria, Application Material

2025 Repertoire:

  • TBA

Overview of the audition: (to be submitted digitally; this info is also on the audition form.)

State your name and voice part.

Sing a major scale ascending and descending on tonic sol-fa; quarter equals 60

(do - re - mi - fa - sol - la - ti - do - ti - la - sol - fa - mi - re - do)

Soprano and Tenor starting on either E, F, or G

Alto and Bass on starting on either C or D

Sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" unaccompanied.

Soprano and Tenor starting on either E, F, or G

Alto and Bass on starting on either C or D

Honor Choir Details:

  • Applications must be digitally submitted February 19, 2025
  • There is no fee to audition, and there is no registration fee this year.
  • Directors will help their students prepare their digital audition and will submit it on their behalf.
  • Directors will be notified via email on or before February 28, 2025 as to which students are accepted into the honor choir.
  • The three selections for the honor choir should be fully prepared ahead of time.
  • Directors are responsible for purchasing student's music and students should bring it to the festival.
  • Meals will be on your own at the various on campus establishments or delivery services.
  • All participating students must be chaperoned by their director or parent for the duration of honor choir day.
  • Those traveling a long distance may wish to travel to Macomb on Thursday evening. Several hotels are located close to the university. On-campus housing is also available.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
9:30a Honor Choir Rehearsal
10:45a Break
11:00a Honor Choir Rehearsal
11:50a Lunch on your own
1:00p Special Performance by Western Illinois University Singers

University Singers/Honor Choir rehearsal

2:00p Honor Choir Rehearsal/Festival Sing-Through
2:30p End