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'Make Your Own Kind of Music' -- WTIU to debut documentary on Singing Hoosiers

Long before "Glee" came ... the Singing Hoosiers. A new documentary on the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 100-member show choir will premiere on WTIU at 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 5.

The one-hour film features the group's eclectic repertoire, combining songs by Cole Porter, the Gershwins and Hoagy Carmichael with contemporary pop medleys and show tunes.

In addition to concert footage from the Singing Hoosiers' 2011 Spring Concert, the program includes behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, auditions, road trips and even college classrooms and apartments for interviews with student performers and the group's director, Michael Schwartzkopf, the Pam and Jack Burks Professor of Music at the Jacobs School.

Watch a trailer of the documentary or an extended film clip. For more information, visit

"Make Your Own Kind of Music" was made possible by the support of the Brabson Library and Education Foundation and the Al Cobine Recognition Endowment Fund.

Founded in 1950, the Singing Hoosiers feature collegiate performers from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music and students on the IU Bloomington campus with a variety of other majors, including business, chemistry and political science. For more information about the Jacobs School of Music, visit For more information about the choral department, visit

WTIU is the PBS television station owned and operated by IU that serves more than 350,000 households in 29 counties in west and south central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on four digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.