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OUR MISSION

The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus entertains, educates, and promotes inclusive community through musical excellence.

 
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OUR STORY

Now in our 29th season, the IMC is a volunteer chorus that gracefully interprets everything from classical, spiritual, Broadway, and world music with agility and spirit.

Under the artistic direction of Greg Sanders, the IMC is celebrating an era of renewed growth. The current roster includes more than 60 singers, a more than three-fold increase since Sanders took the helm in 2011. Ticket sales have also more than doubled in that time.

In addition to its own concerts, the IMC has shared the stage with local and national artists and performing groups including:

  • The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s productions of Anything Goes in Concert, Leading Men of Broadway, Broadway Standing Ovations!, and Hello, Dolly

  • The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the Butler University Chorale as a part of the Symphonic Choir’s production of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”

  • The Indianapolis Opera

  • Dance Kaleidoscope

  • Opera and stage artist Jacquelynne Fontaine

  • Folk singer/songwriter Holly Near

  • Cabaret performer Ann Hampton Callaway

In addition to entertaining hometown audiences, the IMC has performed in several cities including Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.


BOOK US

No matter the occasion, entertainment from the IMC can help make your event even better! To learn more about booking the IMC, complete our online form or call us at 317-969-7464.

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CREATIVE TEAM

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GREG SANDERS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Greg Sanders has served as artistic director of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus since 2011. Greg is an active choral musician in Indianapolis and across central Indiana. He received his master’s degree in choral conducting from Butler University in 2011, where he studied with Dr. Eric Stark and Mr. Henry Leck.

In addition to his work with the IMC, Greg is a choral director at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana and the Director of Music at All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis. Additionally he serves as the Vocal Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for all Pops productions, including the annual Yuletide Celebration with Maestro Jack Everly.

Aside from his choral work, Greg is a vocal coach and chamber musician, performing extensively at the piano in recitals, festivals, conferences, and master classes in Indianapolis and regionally. Greg has performed in many parts of North America, including Chicago, Montreal and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., as well as in concerts in Europe, including tours in England, Scotland, Greece, and Italy.

 
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JARED MCELROY, ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jared McElroy is currently a graduate student at Butler University studying Choral Conducting.  Jared completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music studying voice and choral music education. During his time at IU, he performed and toured with the internationally recognized collegiate show choir the Singing Hoosiers under both Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf and Dr. Steve Zegree. While in the Singing Hoosiers, he served as a choreographer, administrative assistant, student manager, and student conductor. While at IU he performed with VJE, the Downbeat Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble. After his time at IU, he spent two years as the choral director of Westlane Middle School on the north side of Indianapolis. Jared is currently in his fourth season with the IMC as the Assistant Artistic Director, and serves as a free-lance choral clinician, arranger, and adjudicator.

 

 
 
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Matt Richardson, Keyboard artist

Matt Richardson is thrilled to be jumping back into the Indianapolis music scene and playing for the IMC this season.  Born and raised in Indianapolis, Matt won the Prelude Award for instrumental performance his junior year of high school at North Central and then went on to study piano performance at DePauw University.  Matt then moved to New York City and had an active career for nine years as a pianist and assistant musical director at the American Music and Dramatic Academy.

In addition to his work with the IMC, Matt freelances as a pianist across the Indianapolis metro area.  

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, Inc. Board of Directors governs, advises, and oversees policy for the chorus.

Members participate in organizational leadership and advisement, formulation of policies and procedures, staff evaluation and development, promotion of the organization, fundraising, outreach, recruitment, and financial management.

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OFFICERS

President
Steve Schlenk | Purdue Research Foundation

Vice President
Liz Klimes | Eli Lilly and Company (retired)

Secretary
Bill Lovejoy | Cummins Inc.

Treasurer
Zach Blatz | Covance, Inc.

MEMBERS

Tim Birky | Birky Consulting LLC

Kristin Cutler | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

George Hanlin | Indiana Humanities

Donna Mann | Internal Revenue Service

Colton Withers | Purdue Musical Organizations