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Experience PMO

Experience PMO

PMO, or Purdue Musical Organizations, is Purdue’s vocal music department and includes five choral ensembles and one handbell choir. As you may already know, Purdue has no school of music so our students are majoring in everything but music! Each of our six ensembles offers different opportunities and varied levels of time commitment.

Whether you’re looking to make singing/ringing your primary extracurricular activity or you just want to find a way to be involved with music on your own schedule, we have a place for you! All levels of musicianship are welcome.

PMO provides opportunities for friendships, scholarships, travel, leadership, networking and much, much more. Before you audition to be a part of PMO, we encourage you to learn more about our program and the opportunities we offer. Which ensemble would you like to learn more about?

Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Purduettes

Purdue Bells

University Choir

All Campus & Community Chorale

Heart & Soul

Instrumentalists


Purdue Varsity Glee Club

For more than 110 years, the all-male Purdue Varsity Glee Club has inspired audiences around the world with their voices, charisma and high standards of performance excellence.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Monday through Friday (during the school year) from 11:30am - 12:20pm (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see the Purdue Varsity Glee Club perform live. PMO provides FREE TICKETS to prospective students and their families at many shows throughout the year.

Please take a look at our online performance calendar to see if we'll be in your area and e-mail Marsha Stultz to request your free tickets. If we won't be in your area, but you'd like to see an upcoming show, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about the Purdue Varsity Glee Club's traditions, history and recent tours as well as check out photos, recordings and videos by visiting the Purdue Varsity Glee Club's ensemble page.

Our F.A.Q. page contains additional information about our program.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with a current student performer in the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, please don't hesitate to contact Jacob Shapiro. He looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


Purduettes

Our women's ensmeble, the Purduettes, have made Purdue proud since 1942 performing an eclectic repertoire of jazz, country, pop, show tunes, traditional choral music and more.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Monday through Friday (during the school year) from 11:30am - 12:20pm (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see the Purduettes perform live. PMO provides FREE TICKETS to prospective students and their families at many shows throughout the year.

Please take a look at our online performance calendar to see if we'll be in your area and e-mail Marsha Stultz to request your free tickets. If we won't be in your area, but you'd like to see an upcoming show, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about the Purduettes' traditions, history and recent tours as well as check out photos and recordings by visiting the Purduettes' ensemble page.

Our F.A.Q. page contains additional information about our program.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with a current student performer in the Purduettes, please don't hesitate to contact Brandi Fishburn. She looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


Purdue Bells

Since 1979, the Purdue Bells have blended traditional handbell ringing with innovative techniques to play styles from classical to jazz.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays (during the school year) from 1:30pm - 2:45pm (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see the Purdue Bells perform live. PMO provides FREE TICKETS to prospective students and their families at many shows throughout the year.

Please take a look at our online performance calendar to see if we'll be in your area and e-mail Marsha Stultz to request your free tickets. If we won't be in your area, but you'd like to see an upcoming show, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about the Purdue Bells' traditions and history as well as check out photos and recordings by visiting the Purdue Bells' ensemble page.

Our F.A.Q. page contains additional information about our program.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with the Director of Purdue Bells, please don't hesitate to contact Rhonda Blacklock. She looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


University Choir

University Choir offers a unique look and sound and proudly continues the already-established tradition of musical excellence with style and flair. This mixed-voice large ensemble features traditional sacred and secular choral works and concert choir repertoire, while also offering a unique mix of jazz, pop, country, novelty, and patriotic selections.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a University Choir rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (during the school year) from 1:30pm - 2:20pm (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see University Choir perform live. To find out when you can see University Choir in concert for FREE, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about University Choir and check out photos by visiting the ensemble page.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with the Director of University Choir, please don't hesitate to contact Jeff Vallier. He looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


All Campus & Community Chorale

The All Campus & Community Chorale, or AC3, is for those who love to sing and are looking for a choir experience with a minimal time commitment. AC3 performs a broad range of musical styles with rehearsals once a week and two concerts each year.

Prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends may participate in AC3 without an audition. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings (during the school year) at 7-9pm (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see AC3 perform live. To find out when you can see AC3 in concert for FREE, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about AC3 and check out photos by visiting the ensemble page.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah May, All Campus & Community Chorale Director. She looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul is an uplifting, inspirational ensemble performing gospel, jazz, R&B, pop, Latin and other diverse styles of music.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a Heart & Soul rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings (during the school year) from 10:30-11:20am (EST) in Bailey Hall (BALY). Please e-mail Marsha Stultz in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

We also encourage you to come and see Heart & Soul perform live. To find out when you can see Heart & Soul in concert for FREE, please e-mail Marsha Stultz.

You can learn more about Heart & Soul and check out photos by visiting the ensemble page.

If you have any questions, please contact Jermaine Hill, Heart & Soul Director. He looks forward to hearing from you!

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.


Instrumentalists

Most of PMO's ensembles offer opportunities for instrumentalists, especially percussionists and bass players. If you are an instrumentalist and are interested in playing for a PMO ensemble, please schedule an audition. You can also contact Marsha Stultz to inquire about opportunities currently available for instrumentalists.

Ready to learn about the audition process? If so, please click here.

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