2016-2017 Praise Choir Auditions

Begins Monday, August 22 at 11:40 in the Music Building Recital Hall (Room 102)

The audition process will consist of two major phases:

1.) MEETING AND GROUP REHEARSAL from 11:40-12:00 on Monday-Thursday, August 22-25, in the Music Building Recital Hall (Room 102): After a brief information meeting, everyone will complete the audition forms and then learn a new song together on the voice part of their choice. Then, you will sign up for an audition time to occur later in the day or week (see #2 below ), from 12:05-1:00.

2.) Individual audition times, Monday, August 22-Thursday, August 25, assigned from 12:00-1:00, following a brief review of the audition music for the quartet audition.
This 5-minute audition will consist of three parts:

  1. Vocalization on scales, for testing of vocal range
  2. Sing any song of your choice (devo song, pop song, etc..), a cappella
  3. Quartet audition on the song learned at Monday's rehearsal. Each student will sing the voice part of their choice with three former members of Praise Choir on the other voice parts.

Results will be posted by Thursday afternoon, Aug 25, and regular rehearsals will begin on August 29. Required rehearsal times for the Praise Choir are Wednesday from 11:40-12:55 and Tuesday-Thursday 12:05-12:55. Mark your calendar: All new and returning members of Praise Choir will leave for a retreat at Camp Blue Haven August 28-30. More info TBA. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Philip Camp.

2016-2017 Chamber Singers Auditions

The audition will consist of two phases:

First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 19, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Music Building. Sign up for an audition time earlier in Orientation Week, or contact Dr. Philip Camp for a time. For these auditions, Dr. Camp will lead you through some vocalizing exercises to test your range, then you will be asked to sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment. Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a very short example of music.

Call-back auditions--for those selected, there will be a call-back audition during the first week of classes (TBA).  The Chamber Singers Call-Back audition will take place on Monday, Aug 22, at 4:00 PM.  

NOTE: All choir students will leave for a retreat at Camp Blue Haven on August 26-28.

Chamber Singers will rehearse with the Praise Choir on Tuesdays (12:05-12:55), Wednesdays (11:40-12:55), and Thursdays (12:05-12:55), and separately on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 and Fridays at 11:40.

Please contact Dr. Philip Camp if you have any questions.

2016-2017 Forte Auditions

The audition will consist of two phases:

  1. First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 19, from 9:00 AM-12:00 noon in the Music Building. Contact Dr. Philip Camp to sign up for a specific time. For this audition, you will be led through some vocalization exercises, then you will be asked to sing an unaccompanied song of your choice. Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a brief example of music.
  2. Call back auditions during the first week of classes, TBA

For questions about Forte auditions, contact Dr. Laurie Doyle.

2016-2017 Best Friends Auditions

  1. First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 19, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Music Building.

    • Sign up for an audition time earlier in Orientation Week.
    • For these auditions, Dr. Camp will lead you through some vocalizing exercises to test your range, then you will be asked to sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment.
    • Finally, you will be asked to sight-sing a very short example of music.

  2. Callbacks will be held following the first audition:

    • 2:00 p.m. Vocal Percussion Preparation
    • 2:30 pm Vocal Callbacks and interviews

Please contact Philip Camp for any additional details.