Chorus - Auditions
Bel Canto Chorus auditions are intended to provide the Music Director with a well-rounded assessment of each singer's skills, and assist singers in defining strengths and areas for improvement. All members participate in an annual audition (approximately 10 minutes).
- Sing a prepared solo song or aria of your choosing (*see below).
- Sing a prepared duet appropriate to your voice
- Sopranos and Altos (download here)--do not be concerned about the "wrong year" in the title of the piece
- Tenors and Basses (download here)--do not be concerned about the "wrong year" in the title of the piece
- Sight-sing melodic exercises.
- Repeat short, atonal melodies played for you.
*Bel Canto provides an accompanist for your audition. You are welcome to bring your own accompanist if you like. No tape-recorded or CD accompaniment will be permitted. You may perform from memory, though it is not required. Please bring a separate copy of the music for our accompanist in addition to your copy. The prepared solo should last 3-4 minutes, and should demonstrate your range, color, and vocal/musical skills. Please choose an art song or a short aria from an opera, operetta, cantata, or oratorio.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please call the office at (414) 481-8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition time.
Auditions will be held:
The opening rehearsal is on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at MYAC (Milwaukee Youth Arts Center on Walnut between 3rd and 4th MAP). New singers are encouraged to attend for the first week or two whether or not they have scheduled an audition.
For Returning Sopranos and Tenors, and TryItYou'llLikeIt new singers for whom the time is convenient.
Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:30 a.m -1 pm
For New Singers, especially those in the Try It You'll Like It (TIYLI) program, Saturday 8/29, 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m.
Auditions will be held at Mequon United Methodist Church MAP
Auditions are by appointment only. Please sign up at rehearsal, call the office at (414) 481-8801 or email email@example.com to set up an audition time. On audition days, in case of emergency, please call membership co-chair Vaughn Ausman at 262-853-9376 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.