Choir auditions for Spring 2018 will take place Monday, January 22 from 4:00-6:30pm in Schmucker Hall.
Sign up for a 10-minute appointment at Dr. Natter's office, Schmucker 212.
Auditions are friendly and comfortable, so please don’t be anxious.
You will sing some brief warm-ups, sing part of a song like "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (we'll supply the words!), and a simple music-reading exercise.You do not need to prepare anything for the audition (but it’s good to warm up your voice), and you do not need to be able to "sight-read" to be in choir.
You do not need to re-audition for a choir that you sang in last semester.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Natter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Questions and Answers about Choir
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 Audeamus 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.
When do the different choirs meet?
Save time slots in your class schedule for the choir(s) that you're interested in.
Click on the choir names below to see descriptions of each group.
Rehearsal times are:
How do I sign up for an audition?
Audition sign up sheets are posted at Schmucker 212. Sign up as soon as possible to get your first choice of time. The audition takes about 10 minutes.
Who should audition?
Everyone! We want to make sure that we get you into the right choir and the right voice part.
Choir is not just for Conservatory students! More than half of the singers in choir are from other majors.
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 email@example.com.