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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Choral Ensemble Auditions

Concert Choir, Madrigal Chamber Singers, University Singers, Opera Workshop

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Auditions for Fall 2017 will be held August 17, 18, 20, 21.

You do not need to be a music major to audition!

For Concert Choir, Madrigal Chamber Singers, and Opera Workshop, auditions will be held August 17, 18, 20, 21. To audition, select a 10-minute slot from the schedule posted on the bulletin board in the lobby of Kimbrough Hall. The audition will include a song of your choice (we suggest a simple tune, hymn, art song, or Star Spangled Banner), vocalizing to hear your range, sight reading example, and pitch memory exercises.

The directors of the ensembles will all be present so you will only need to do one basic audition for each of the ensembles.

Arrive early to your 10-minute audition to fill out the audition form. Please prioritize which ensembles you wish to audition for and which fit into your schedule.

The Audition will include:

  • Your song selection
  • Exercises to hear your vocal range
  • Short sight-reading example
  • Short melodic and rhythmic examples to sing back

Please prepare a song to sing. This can be a folk song, art song, music theatre selection or hymn. We will provide an accompanist if you bring a copy of the music. Some ensembles do require an additional call-back audition based on the needs of the group and the style of music.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Lori Wiest.

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