2020-2021 Praise Choir Auditions

Begins Monday, August 24 at Noon in the Music Building Recital Hall (Room 102). 

Upon completion of the form above, you will be assigned and e-mailed an audition time for Monday, August 24, and running through August 26, in the Music Building Recital Hall Room 102.  If the audition time does not work for you, please inform Dr. Camp and you can receive a different audition time. 

The audition process will consist of:

  1. Vocalization on scales, for testing of vocal range
  2. Sing any song of your choice (devo song, pop song, etc..), a cappella
  3. Sing the hymn “Amazing Grace” to simple piano accompaniment provided by Dr. Camp at the audition, in the key of your choice.  If unsure about key, Dr. Camp will select an appropriate key determined by the range and preference in the first two steps above.  
  4. Learn and sing the song, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” on the voice part of your choice, either with a recording or as part of a live quartet.  The music and a sample recording will be provided to you in the e-mail with your audition time.

Results will be posted by Wednesday afternoon, August 28, and regular rehearsals will commence on Thursday, Aug. 29. Required rehearsal times for the Praise Choir are Monday through Thursdays 12:05-12:55, though most weeks you will only meet three of those four days for sectional rehearsals due to changes required for social distancing.

The first group meeting and rehearsal of the Praise Choir will be on Thursday, August 29, in the McDonald-Moody Auditorium at 12:05-12:55.

2020-2021 Chamber Singers Auditions

First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 21, from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM in the Music Building. Upon completion of the form above, you will be assigned and e-mailed an audition time for that Friday between 11 and 2:30 in the Music Building Recital Hall Room 102.

The audition will consist of two phases:

  1. For the first audition, Dr. Camp will lead you through the following:
    • vocalizing exercises to test your range
    • a brief pitch memory exercise
    • sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment.
    • sight-sing a very short example of music.
    • You will be notified via e-mail if you have made the call-back audition.  .
  2. Call-back auditions--for those selected, there will be a call-back audition will take place on Monday, Aug 24, beginning at 4:00 PM.  Instructions and sheet music for the call-back audition will be e-mailed to you over the weekend.  

Chamber Singers will rehearse with the Praise Choir on Monday through Thursday, 12:05-12:55 (meeting three of those four days depending on your section), and separately on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:05-4:55 and Fridays at 11:40-12:40.

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

2020-2021 Forte Auditions

First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 21, from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM in the Music Building. Upon completion of the form above, you will be assigned and e-mailed an audition time for that Friday between 11 and 2:30 in the Music Building Recital Hall Room 102.

The audition will consist of two phases:

  1. For the first audition, Dr. Camp will lead you through the following:
    • vocalizing exercises to test your range
    • a brief pitch memory exercise
    • sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment.
    • sight-sing a very short example of music.
    • You will be notified via e-mail if you have made the call-back audition.  .
  2. Call-back auditions will take place during the first week of classes, TBA. 

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

2020-2021 Best Friends Auditions

First audition for Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends to take place for new students: on Friday, August 21, from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM in the Music Building.  Upon completion of the form above, you will be assigned and e-mailed an audition time for that Friday between 11 and 2:30 in the Music Building Recital Hall Room 102

Audition Process in two phases:

  1. For the first audition, Dr. Camp will lead you through the following:
    • vocalizing exercises to test your range
    • a brief pitch memory exercise
    • sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment.
    • sight-sing a very short example of music.
    • You will be notified via e-mail by 3:00 PM if you have made the call-back audition, with a separate email with materials and instructions for the call-back audition.
  2. Callback audition will be held Friday afternoon, August 21,starting at 4:30 PM.

Best Friends 2020-2021 will be named by Friday evening,  August 21.

Please contact Dr. Philip Camp for any additional details.