Audition Information for 2017-2018
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 2017-2018 Audition Packet (found below). These materials include a letter from Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, the 2017-2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
*** Anticipated openings in the bass and alto sections. Auditions from tenors and sopranos are likely for sub positions only.
Audition Dates and Location
Thursday, April 27 – 6:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00-4:00 pm
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, May 7 – 1:00-3:30 pm
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.