Auditions

If you're interested in joining choir, you can email Dr. Aldrich to set up a time to audition.

The audition has three parts. You’ll sing a piece that you think shows your voice well (could be in any style). We’ll figure out how low and high you can sing. We’ll also have you sing back some three- and four-note patterns to test your tonal memory. (Singers who are interested in Chamber Choir will also be asked to sight read.)

Your solo doesn't have to be memorized. If it has piano accompaniment, you can bring it with you, and Dr. Aldrich will accompany you. It's also fine to sing a cappella, or with a recorded track. If you can't think of any song you want to sing, you can sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" or something simple like that!

One of the objectives of the choral program is education, so we don’t expect you to know how to do everything perfectly. Think of the audition as a chance for the director to get to know you and your voice—not an opportunity to be embarrassed or rejected!