2022 Choral Audition Requirements

All new vocalists interested in participating in the University Chorus, Motet Choir, Rockefeller Chapel Choir, or Women's Ensemble are required to submit a pre-recorded audition video. Students who are unable to submit a pre-recorded audition video should email choral directors Mollie Stone and James Kallembach to inquire about alternative options. The deadline to submit a video audition is Saturday, September 24

Singers returning to the choral ensembles are required to submit the same online form to confirm their interest in participating in the 2022-23 academic year. Returning singers do not need to re-audition. If you would like to participate in a group that is different from your 2021-22 ensemble, please submit a video audition.

Audition Requirements

  • Be sure to furnish all information required on the audition form.
  • At the beginning of your video, clearly state your name, your voice part, and your preferred ensemble(s). 
  • Your audition video must include the following components, with the first two items in a single continuous video: 
    • A vocalization track
      • Play the vocalization prompt (softly) in the background, and sing along in full voice, OR: 
      • Listen to the vocalization prompt on headphones, and sing along, recording only your own voice. 
    • A sing-through of the furnished excerpt 
      • A recording of background chords is also available, and you may choose to sing along with the background chords if you wish (though it is not required). If you are singing along to the chords, please use headphones so your recording showcases JUST your voice.
    • (Optional) A short recording of some prepared song or vocal excerpt, which can be uploaded in a separate video. Please state the name and composer of the excerpt before you begin. 
  • Your audition video should be no more than 6 minutes in combined duration and should be ONE audition video. You may splice videos together or do it all in one take. Upload as directed on the audition form. 

Results & First Rehearsal

  • Rosters for all ensembles, including recalls for Motet Choir, will be emailed to auditionees and posted outside the Music Department Main Office (Goodspeed Hall, Room 309) and outside the Choral Office (Cobb Hall, Room 429).  
  • Attendance at the first rehearsal of each ensemble, as announced on the posted rosters, is mandatory. 
  • Be sure to check ALL of the acceptance lists carefully, as you may not be placed in your first-choice ensemble.

Tips for Video Submissions

  • Ensemble directors aren't looking for a professional quality recording or a pristine performance. They just want to get to know you and hear how you sing, so choose audition repertoire that will allow you to put your best foot forward.  
  • For tips on recording an audition video, see our basic recording guide here