Choral Auditions

All students, please fill out this Choral Group Audition form.

Choral Group Auditions 2018-2019 form

Chamber Singers

To audition please come to Irion Hall, Room 200 on Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:45 p.m. Print the Choral Group Auditions 2018-2019 form and audition music, and bring it with you on Monday. You will be given a portion of two pieces to learn your part. You will sing in a group setting on Wednesday, Aug. 29 to be listened to for blend, musicianship, intonation, and knowledge of part. If you have band rehearsal on Wednesday, we will hear you at the beginning so you can make it to band on time.

Additional Information

Chamber Singers call back information

Audition Music

Concert Choir

Auditions will take place Irion Hall, Room 203. Bring no music! At a private audition you will be asked to vocalize, do some tonal memory (be able to match pitches played on the piano), and sight-read your part out of a hymnal. A final callback will consist of singing with your section to be listened to for blend and part accuracy.

Note: If you are auditioning for both Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir, only one audition is required. We will hear you at the Concert Choir audition for both groups. Thank you!

Sign up for your Concert Choir time! (must open link on desktop)

Women’s Chorus

Women’s Chorus auditions are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:40–6:20 p.m. in Irion Hall, Room 200. Please sign up on the Women’s Chorus Google Doc. if you are only auditioning for Women’s Chorus.

Sign up for your Chorus time!

Note: If you are auditioning for both Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir, only one audition is required. We will hear you at the Concert Choir audition for both groups. Thank you!

Vocal Jazz

Vocal jazz ensemble Late Night Blues and Blue auditions are Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall. Be sure to follow the link and sign up for your audition time. Bring a prepared solo (limit of three minutes) of a jazz, pop, or musical theatre nature. An accompanist will be provided or recorded track is acceptable. No acappella please. You may be asked to scat sing a 12 bar blues phrase. Scat experience is not necessary. If you have no prior experience, you will be taught a small phrase to imitate. Auditions are private and closed to the public. Bring your personality, as performance ability is a consideration in this group. Callbacks consist of two or three pieces (follow audition link to get music) if you make the first cut.

Callbacks are Thursday, Aug. 30, 2:50-4:30 p.m. in Irion Hall, Room 200.

Sign up for your Vocal Jazz time!

Additional Information

Vocal Jazz Audition Information Packet

Audition Music

Tips

  • Arrive early
  • Warm-up vocally
  • Communicate with your accompanist before you sing
  • Think positive!
  • Be confident!

Question

If you have any questions feel free to contact Susan Moninger at susanmo@elmhurst.edu.

Susan Moninger

Director of Choir, Chamber Singers, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Professor
Department of Music

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