Audition Information for 2018-2019
Be a part of The Singers’ 15th Anniversary Season!
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Singers!
Membership in the ensemble is a very rewarding and enjoyable opportunity. Before requesting an audition, please download the 2018-2019 Audition Packet (found below). These materials include a letter from Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, the 2018-2019 Calendar, and two musical excerpts that you have to prepare for your audition.
The Audition Process
The first step in the audition process is the collection of choral/vocal resumes which need approval before auditions are scheduled. Resumes can be sent as a Word document, PDF, or in the body of an e-mail. Please be sure to include the VOICE PART you sing most comfortably, and all choral and vocal experiences listed with the names of the conductors and/or Artistic Directors. ***PLEASE have your LAST NAME in the file name of your resume document (i.e. DOE.CHORALRESUME.PDF).
Please send vocal resumes directly to email@example.com.
Based on the resume and experience, a singer may then be invited to a fifteen-minute initial audition which will include one prepared art song (any language), sight-reading (tonal and atonal), two short, prepared musical excerpts, and general vocalizations. Singers are asked to use The Singers’ staff accompanist for $15. Candidates will then be selected for the secondary group callback audition.
The Singers is a fully-professional choir. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7-10 PM, with occasional Thursday rehearsals, also 7-10 PM. Members receive a stipend for each rehearsal, concert, and recording session. It is preferable that auditionees have professional or collegiate choral experience on their resume. Members are responsible for purchasing their performance attire (women’s dress is approx. $70).
*** Resumes are being collected for all voice parts.
Audition Dates and Location
Saturday, May 5: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 6: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 10: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
CALLBACKS (REQUIRED): Monday, May 21, evening times by section
All auditions take place at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave, St. Paul MN 55105. Singers should enter on the Summit Ave side, on the east end near the community garden.