Chorus - Auditions
Bel Canto Chorus auditions are done every two years and 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. New Singers have the option to try the first rehearsal (or two) of a concert series and then sign up for an audition (10 min for new singers, slightly longer for those seeking section leader positions, if available--see new section on Try It You'll Like It).
- 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 email@example.com to set up an audition time.
COME EARLY, there's lots to get organized before singing. Rehearsals are at MYAC (Milwaukee Youth Arts Center on Walnut between 3rd and 4th MAP). The second rehearsal is on Wed, Aug 26 at 7:30-10:00. New singers are encouraged to come early for this second week to pick up music even if they have not yet scheduled an audition.
Auditions will be held:
For New Singers, especially those in the Try It You'll Like It (TIYLI) program and a few returning singers with conflicts on Saturday 8/29, 9:30 a.m to 11:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.