An auditon is required for Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, Meistersingers and the Opera Workshop. No audition is required for University Chorale. Read about our choral ensembles and decide whether a placement audition is appropriate for you.
Sign up for Choral/Vocal Auditions by clicking here and follow the directions below*:
- Select a thirty minute slot for your audition time.
- Enter your first and last name.
- Click SAVE in the bottom right hand corner.
- Enter email address and phone number when prompted.
*If you have any other questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions are 7 minutes long.
The audition will consist of the following:
- Performing your song (if you don't have something prepared, you can sing a folk song like Amazing Grace or My Country 'Tis of Thee).
- A sight-reading exam.
- Those interested in Chamber Choir may also be given a short song to learn just prior to the audition.
- Choral/vocal faculty will advise you on choral placement, voice lessons, and other musical opportunities.
Example downloadable audition materials
Soprano | Mezzo/Alto | Tenor | Bass/Baritone
On the day of Auditions:
- Arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled slot.
- Order will be determined upon arrival.
- Fill out audition information sheet (provided at audition).
- Await email notification of choral groups and voice lesson placement.
Additional audition tips:
- Come early so that you have time to fill out your audition form and get comfortable.
- Bring your class schedule with you.
- An accompanist will be at the audition to play for you.
- If you have an art song or aria that you can sing, bring it with you, along with a copy for the accompanist. For those wishing to audition for Chamber Choir, an art song or aria is required.
- If you don't have a prepared song, you can sing a folk song such as "Amazing Grace" or "My Country Tis of Thee."
- You will be greeted by music students who know the process and can answer questions, and you will be auditioning for a few members of the OSU faculty, who are eager to listen to you and have you join us.
- If you are interested in participating in Opera Workshop, there are additional auditions required. Information will be posted at a later date.