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
- 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 typically held twice each year in January and June. Other dates may be added as needed.
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.