Auditions for Choral Ensembles

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2014-2015 Praise Choir Auditions

Begins Monday, August 25 at 11:30 (after chapel) in the Music Building Recital Hall (Room 102)

The audition process will consist of two major phases:

1.) MEETING AND GROUP REHEARSAL from 11:30-12:00 on Monday-Thursday, August 25-28, in the Music Building Recital Hall (Room 102): After a brief information meeting, everyone will complete the audition forms and then learn a new song together on the voice part of their choice. Then, you will sign up for an audition time to occur later in the day or week (see #2 below ), from 12:05-1:00.

2.) Individual audition times, Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 28 , assigned from 12:00-1:00, following a brief review of the audition music for the quartet audition.
This 5-minute audition will consist of three parts:

  1. Vocalization on scales, for testing of vocal range
  2. Sing any song of your choice (devo song, pop song, etc..), a cappella
  3. Quartet audition on the song learned at Monday's rehearsal. Each student will sing the voice part of their choice with three former members of Praise Choir on the other voice parts.

Results will be posted by Thursday afternoon, Aug 28, and regular rehearsals will begin on September 2. Rehearsal times for the Praise Choir are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11:30-12:30. Mark your calendar: All new and returning members of Praise Choir will leave for a retreat at Camp Blue Haven September 5-7. More info TBA. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Philip Camp.

2014-2015 Chamber Singers Auditions

The audition will consist of two phases:

First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 22, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Music Building. Sign up for an audition time earlier in Orientation Week, or contact Dr. Philip Camp for a time. For these auditions, Dr. Camp will lead you through some vocalizing exercises to test your range, then you will be asked to sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment. Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a very short example of music.

Call-back auditions--for those selected, there will be a call-back audition during the first week of classes (TBA).

NOTE: All choir students will leave for a retreat at Camp Blue Haven on September 5-7.

Chamber Singers will rehearse Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with the Praise Choir 11:30-12:30, and on Wednesdays and Fridays separately, 11:30-12:30.

Please contact Dr. Philip Camp if you have any questions.

2014-2015 Forte Auditions

The audition will consist of two phases:

  1. First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 22, from 9:00 AM-12:00 noon in the Music Building. Contact Dr. Philip Camp to sign up for a specific time. For this audition, you will be led through some vocalization exercises, then you will be asked to sing an unaccompanied song of your choice. Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a brief example of music.
  2. Call back auditions during the first week of classes, TBA

For questions about Forte auditions, contact Dr. Laurie Doyle.

2014-2015 Best Friends Auditions

  1. First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 22, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Music Building.
    • Sign up for an audition time earlier in Orientation Week.
    • For these auditions, Dr. Camp will lead you through some vocalizing exercises to test your range, then you will be asked to sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment.
    • Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a very short example of music.
  2. Callbacks will be held following the first audition:
    • 2:00 p.m. Vocal Percussion Preparation
    • 2:30 pm Vocal Callbacks
    • 3:30 pm Interview (All times are subject to change)!

Please contact Windy Babcock for any additional details: contact Windy Babcock 806.474.6225

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014