2020-2021 choral & vocal auditions

All 2020-2021 choral & vocal auditions will be held online.

These auditions are for assigning you to a choir and/or a voice teacher. Please note: voice lessons are only offered to currently music majors and music minors.

An audition is required for Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, Meistersingers and the Opera Workshop. Read about our choral ensembles and decide whether a placement audition is appropriate for you.

How to sign up for an audition

  • Visit the online audition registration form
  • Select a 30 minute time slot for your audition time
  • Enter your FIRST and LAST name
  • Click SAVE in the bottom right corner of the form
  • Enter your EMAIL address and PHONE number when prompted.
Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the audition or audition registration process, please email oregonstatechoirs@gmail.com

Before your online audition
  • Sign up for a 30 minute time slot.
  • Fill out a brief registration questionnaire.
  • On the questionnaire, you may attach a Youtube link of you singing a song. This is not necessary for returning students or non-music majors or minors.
  • We will send out an email two days before your audition with your Zoom meeting information.
  • If you have questions, please email us at: oregonstatechoirs@gmail.com

At your audition

  • Be prepared to sing about 30 seconds of a song of your choice without any accompaniment (A Capella).
  • Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before.
  • The faculty will interview you to help figure out which voice teacher and choir are your best fit.
  • The audition will conclude with a brief sight reading exam. If you are used to sight singing using solfege or numbers, consider practicing with these systems before your audition.
  • Await email notification of choral groups and voice lesson placement.

Download example audition materials

Soprano  |  Mezzo/Alto  | Tenor  | Bass/Baritone

Additional audition tips
  • Arrive early
  • Bring your class schedule with you.
  • An accompanist is provided for you at the audition
  • If you have an art song or aria that you can sing, bring it with you, along with a copy for the accompanist.
  • If you do not have a song prepared 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.
  • The audition panel consists of OSU choral and vocal faculty.
  • If you are interested in participating in Opera Workshop, there are additional auditions required. Information will be posted at a later date.

 

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