The Capital City Men’s Chorus will hold auditions for new members January 16, 2017
Auditions will start at 6:30 pm, before our rehearsal at 7:15 pm. The auditions and rehearsal will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway Austin, TX 78751.
Choral experience is not required, but is highly desirable, as is vocal training. The ability to read music is also highly desired, but not a requirement. Singers do not need to bring a prepared solo piece to their audition, unless they wish to, and it can be an Aria or Art Song (any language),Jazz song or show-tune, and should demonstrate the singer’s range and expressive abilities. The singer wishing to bring a solo piece must let the chorus Artistic Director know ahead of time what he plans to bring, so the Artistic Director can advise of its suitability. If the Artistic Director determines the song being offered is not suitable he will help the singer pick another, from the singer’s current repertoire. The singer must also provide a copy of the music, in the appropriate key, for the accompanist at the audition. If the singer is unable to do this, or does not have a suitable song ready, this part of the audition can be skipped as it is not required, and would have little bearing on whether or not a singer is ultimately accepted– in other words, having a suitable solo piece ready might help you, but not having one won’t hurt the singer’s chances.
The singer will be asked to repeat some short melodic phrases, to check “tonal memory” and intonation, and also repeat a few short rhythmic patterns. None of these will be very difficult. The singer will be vocalized to determine vocal range, and placement in the Chorus (Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone, or Bass).
If you have further questions about the audition, please contact the membership chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway Austin, TX 78751.