Choir Auditions

Auditions for choral ensembles are held at the beginning of each semester. For Spring semester 2016, auditions will be held Monday, January 18 between 4:00pm and 8:30pm.  Students can come to Schmucker 212 to sign up for a 10 minute appointment.  See  below for answers to common questions about choirs at Gettysburg.

Questions and Answers about Choir

When do the different choirs meet?

Save time slots in your class schedule for the choir(s) that you're interested in. Rehearsal times are:

Will I have time for choir in college?

YES! College is a busy life, but you can tailor your choral participation to fit your schedule. Concert Choir and Women's Choir meet just once a week - almost anyone can handle that time commitment. Other groups meet more often, and you can combine your experiences to fit your commitment level. Singers say that choir provides a welcome change from other kinds of classes, and making music with your friends is very rewarding.

How do I sign up for an audition? 

Sign up for an audition appointment at Schmucker 212. Sign up as soon as possible to get your first choice of time. The audition takes about 10 minutes. Audition periods during orientation are chosen for flexibility. Sign up for a time in between all the other things you have to do during orientation.

Who should audition?

Everyone! We want to hear you sing to make sure that we get you into the right choir and the right voice part. 

Is auditioning difficult?

It is very easy and friendly, and is tailored for the individual singer. Don't let the prospect of the audition frighten you away!

What happens in the audition?

You do not need to prepare anything, but you should warm up your voice before your audition. You will sing some basic vocal exercises, sing a bit of a song like "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and sing a simple music-reading exercise (for the more advanced groups). We want to make sure that we get you into the right choir and the right voice part.  The audition is very friendly, and tailored for the individual singer, so don’t worry about it being scary or difficult.

Do I have to audition separately for each group?

Nope. You audition once for all of the groups. Many singers perform in more than one ensemble.

What happens after auditions?

Everyone who auditions will receive email notification about the results. You will receive invitations to join particular choir(s). Once you receive the results you can decide which invitations to accept.

How can I get more information?

Visit the choir webpage or email Dr. Natter at rnatter@gettysburg.edu.