Choir

Choral Ensemble Audition Information

>> NOTE: SPRING 2020 Audition Information will be posted at a later date.

 

One need not be a music major to audition for any ensemble. Only 2 ensembles, All College Band and University Chorus, do not require an audition.

All Music Majors enrolled in curricular lessons are required to audition for ensemble placement.

Choral Ensemble Auditions (Fall 2019)

Auditions for College Choir Dr. Melvin Unger, conductor, and Camerata (treble voices) Dr. Adam Luebke, conductor, are open to any students in the university. The five minute audition will consist of an interview, pitch matching, scales, and a four to eight bar sight reading example. No prepared piece is required. All students taking curricular voice lessons (returning, first-year, and transfer students) must audition for a choir placement, except for Music Theatre majors.

Auditions for Chamber Choir are for students who have been enrolled in a Fredonia choral ensemble for one year, or by permission of the director. These auditions take place in two rounds. For the first round, students must sing a five-minute portion of an art song or aria (no musical theatre) and have permission from their voice teacher. Sight-reading is also included. For the second round, students will be asked to sing a short choral work in small groups for a panel of choral and voice faculty. Membership in Chamber Choir is for the entire academic year. For the 2019-20 academic year, Chamber Choir students must also register for MUS 048: Masterworks Chorus for both semesters.

The University Chorus is a non-auditioned SATB ensemble with members from across the university. The ensemble performs one concert a year. Professor Cody Mott is conductor of the University Chorus.

Sign-ups for choral auditions will occur via signupgenious.com.

Please click on the following links to sign up for an audition time:

College Choir and Camerata: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aafa62cabfd0-college

Chamber Choir: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aafa62cabfd0-chamber1

Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled audition. Students must be able to participe in all scheduled rehearsals and performances for the academic year in order to participate in a choral ensemble.

For questions about choral auditions, please contact Dr. Vernon Huff, Director of Choral Activitiesvernon.huff@fredonia.edu

Day Date Time Ensemble Room

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

August 25

August 26

August 27

 

2 - 5 PM

6 - 9:30 PM

10 AM - 4 PM

6 - 9:30 PM

10 AM - 4 PM

6 - 8 PM


College Choir/Camerata
Chamber Choir
College Choir/Camerata
Chamber Choir
College Choir/Camerata
Chamber Choir (2nd round)

Mason 3143
Rosch Recital Hall
Mason 3143
Rosch Recital Hall
Mason 3143
Rosch Recital Hall

Please arrive ten minutes before scheduled audition time. 

All students are invited to audition regardless of major!
 

University Curricular Choral Ensembles:

University Chorus MUS 021 MWF 3 - 3:50 PM McEwen 209 1 credit Non-auditioned

College Choir MUS 022 MW 1 - 2:50 PM Mason 1001 1 credit Audition Required

Chamber Choir MUS 023 T Th 12:30 - 2:20 PM Mason 1001 1 credit Extensive Audition Required

Fredonia Camerata MUS 024 T Th 12:30 - 2:20 PM Diers Recital Hall 1 credit Audition Required

Masterworks Chorus MUS 048 F 1 - 2:50 PM Mason 1075 .5 credits (members of auditioned choral ensembles)

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