2024-2025 choral & vocal placement auditions

The purpose of these auditions is to assign you to a choir and/or a voice teacher. Please note: voice lessons are only offered to current music majors and music minors.  If you are interested in declaring a music major or minor, contact the music advisor, Kristin Rorrer, at kristin.rorrer@oregonstate.edu.

The auditions may also be used for those interested joining the Bachelor of Music, with options in music education (voice as major instrument) and voice performance, pedagogy and repertoire. To do this, you will need to complete a application through Acceptd.  Go HERE to start your application.

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.

Audition dates and times

  • Monday, Sept. 23. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept 24. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept 27. Noon-2 p.m.  Callbacks for the OSU Chamber Choir

Additional times may be added if necessary

How to sign up for an audition


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

Before your in-person audition

At your audition

  • Be ready to present one prepared song.  An accompanist will be provided for you.  If you do not have another song, consider a folksong, such as “Amazing Grace”, “My Country tis of Thee”, or “America”.
  • Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • 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 exercise. 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.

Additional audition tips

  • Arrive early
  • Know your class schedule.
  • 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. Music theater songs are also great.
  • 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.