Audition Information for 2020-21

2020-2021 Audition Process delayed by COVID-19 restrictions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Singers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place, the audition process for 2020-2021 is delayed. More information will be shared by the end of May 2020.

PRE-COVID-19 AUDITION INFORMATION POSTED BELOW TO INFORM ONLY:

Membership in the ensemble is a very rewarding and enjoyable opportunity. Before requesting an audition, please download the 2019-2020 Audition Packet (coming soon). These materials include a letter from Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, the 2019-2020 Calendar, and two musical excerpts that you have to prepare for your audition.

2019-2020 audition packet (link removed)

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. ***Have your LAST NAME in the file name of your resume document (i.e. DOE.CHORALRESUME.PDF).

Please send vocal resumes directly to singersmca@yahoo.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.

*** Resumes are being collected for all voice parts.

2020-2021 Auditions will be done by submitted audio. No in-person auditions will be held due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 emergency.

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