Sign-up for an audition time and plan to arrive 15 minutes early to Dingeldine Music Center:
*If you are a music major and auditioning for the commercial vocal styles ensemble, you must also sign up for a curricular ensemble audition as well. You will have TWO audition times. If you are a non-major, you may just sign up for the commercial vocal styles ensemble audition.
Curricular Large Ensembles - Tuesday, August 23rd
9 am - 5 pm
Commercial Vocal Styles Ensemble - Tuesday, August 23rd
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Come prepared to sing the “My Country Tis of Thee” melody. You will sing it acapella and may be asked to sing in a few different keys/ways to assess your range and vocal color. If you do not know this tune, you can easily learn it through YouTube.
All students will be asked to sing back pitches, perform a short rhythmic example, and perform a short sight-reading example that must be executed to the level of the ensemble for which you want to be considered. The example will be a four-measure chorale excerpt in mixed voices. You will reproduce your voice part while the pianist plays the other three voice parts. You may use solfege or neutral syllable.
You may be asked to do vocalization exercises.
Commercial Vocal Styles Ensemble
Be prepared to sing a one-minute excerpt (acapella) of a song in a commercial vocal style (vocal jazz, pop/R&B, rock, country, etc).