Choir Auditions (Autumn)

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Auditions for Autumn 2022


Our Choirs

Each of our choirs is open to ALL students, regardless of their major. Placement is by audition for Chorale, Women's Glee Club, Men's Glee Club and University Chorus.


JOIN US! We are excited to make music together in the new Timashev Family Music Building.


Step 1

Auditions will be held the week of August 23, but vary for each choir. Check the schedules and sign-up instructions carefully.

This Choir Audition Registration Form must be completed by ALL auditioning students prior to their audition.

Choir Audition Registration Form

Instructions and audition sign-ups  for each choir are posted below.


Chorale

AUDITION DAY

August 23 (Weigel 315)

  • Returning singers are not required to audition.
  • New singers for Autumn 2022 are required to audition. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be prepared to perform:

  • A prepared solo — a pianist will be provided. The song should be classical in style and should demonstrate the qualities that you most want to highlight in your audition (range, legato, expressiveness etc.). Either English or foreign language is acceptable. Please bring a copy of the song for the pianist. You may use music, as well.
  • A tonal memory test — Dr. Bode will play five pitches on the piano and ask you to sing them back to him. 

Questions? Chorale inquiries after audition week — Email Robert Bode, conductor. 


Women's Glee Club

Questions? Email Jordan Saul, conductor.

AUDITION DAY

August 23 and 26 (Weigel 316)

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Be prepared to perform:

  • Vocal exercises (provided)
  • Pitch matching and recall (provided)
  • Sight-reading      
  • A solo of your choice (1 minute), a cappella

Women's Glee Club inquiries after audition week — Email Jordan Saul, conductor


Men's Glee Club

Questions? Email Robert J. Ward, conductor.

AUDITION DAYS

August 23–26 (Weigel 314)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be prepared to perform:

  • Scales and short melodies — to test range and demonstrate voice quality
  • An unaccompanied melody — a patriotic tune or hymn tune (words provided)
  • Melodic retention exercise — sing back short melodic patterns
  • Rhythmic exercise — clap or sing rhythmic patterns in common meters
  • Sight reading — both rhythms and pitches

Men's Glee Club inquiries after audition week — Email Robert J. Ward, conductor


University Chorus

Questions? Email Jordan Saul, conductor.

AUDITION DAYS

August 24 and 26 (Weigel 316)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be prepared to perform:

  • Scales and short melodies — to test range and demonstrate voice quality
  • An unaccompanied melody — a patriotic tune or hymn tune (words provided)
  • Melodic retention exercise — sing back short melodic patterns
  • Rhythmic exercise — clap or sing rhythmic patterns in common meters
  • Sight reading — both rhythms and pitches

University Chorus inquiries after audition week — Email Jordan Saul, conductor


Gospel and Spiritual Choir

Questions? Email Milton Vaughn Ruffin, conductor. We invite you to sing with us!

Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned group for students of all majors who enjoy or are curious about singing gospel music. Singers develop skills within the framework of a strong aural tradition and explore techniques of improvisation as well. The group rehearses a wide variety of gospel literature and performs for the Columbus community at least once per semester. Course details and more are posted on the Jazz Ensembles page via the following link:

Gospel and Spiritual Choir information


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