College of Visual and Performing Arts

Choral/Vocal Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

The Purdue Fort Wayne choral program offers exceptional opportunities in choral music, including three major choral ensembles: University Singers, Chamber Treble Singers, Choral Union. We also have two auditioned a cappella ensembles: BellaDONnas, a treble ensemble, and The Singing Dons, a tenor-bass ensemble. Our musical repertoire selection embraces a diverse range of time periods and styles. All ensembles enjoy an emphasis in music from other cultures and traditions as well as masterworks from the traditional Western musical canon. The choral program regularly collaborates with other local arts organizations such as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children's Choir!

University Singers

The university's premier choral ensemble is a mixed (SATB), auditioned choral ensemble open to all students. Rehearsing three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at 2:30 – 3:50 PM, the University Singers perform works ranging from choral-orchestral masterworks to piano and unaccompanied, sacred and secular repertoire, representing a variety of styles, genres, historical periods, and cultures. Auditions are held every semester, but returning singers only need to re-audition once per year in August prior to the start of the new academic year.

To set up an audition for University Singers or to request more information, please email Dr. William Sauerland at