Chamber Choir Audition Information


About the Choirs

Chamber Choir is a group of about 32 men and women singing all styles of music ranging from the Renaissance to modern choral, jazz, and a cappella pop. Singers work to develop vocal technique, precision in tuning and rhythm, sight-reading ability, confidence in performance, and ensemble skills including blend and balance of voices. The group meets from 4:00 to 5:30 on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons, plus a 45 minute sectional rehearsal every other week. Intermediate to advanced level. Previous choir experience is helpful but not a class requirement. Placement is by audition. 1 credit

Cantabile Choir is an open enrollment women's choir of flexible size. The choir sings a variety of choral music written for soprano and alto voices. Singers work to develop vocal technique, precision in tuning and rhythm, sight-reading ability, confidence in performance, and ensemble skills including blend and balance of voices. This group meets from 11:00 to 11:50 on Mondays and Wednesdays. An audition is required in order to determine the singer's voice part in the choir. Beginning to advanced level. Previous choir experience is not needed. This class appears in the Course Catalog as the 11:00 MW section of Chamber Choir. 1 credit

Altitude is a group of 8-12 singers specializing in close harmony and jazz singing. Rehearsals are scheduled around the availability of qualified singers, but typically held on Friday afternoons. Singers develop vocal ensemble skills as well as the ability to sing on individual microphones. Enrollment in one other music department ensemble is required. This group does not appear in the course catalog and is not a credited class.

Audition Information

Auditions are specifically for placement Chamber Choir, Cantabile Choir, and Altitude. Other vocal ensembles have their own entrance auditions; contact the Department of Music for more information.

Auditions are open to all students and do not require advance preparation. The director and usually at least one voice teacher hear the audition. You are not required to sing in front of other students. NO PREPARATION IS NECESSARY. AUDITIONS ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO BE LOW-STRESS for new singers, but they still allow experienced singers to demonstrate what they can do. An audition lasts approximately 10 minutes and consists of: Auditions will be held in Ives Hall, on the second floor of the Oremus Fine Arts Building during Welcome Week: To reserve a time for your audition, or if you have any questions, email Mr. Jeremy Landig, director, at landigje@lewisu.edu. You may also "drop in" during the audition times. Students who have pre-registered for choir should plan on completing an audition during one of these three time ranges.