Choirs & Opera Auditions
Concert Choir and Women's Chorus auditions for Fall 2014 will take place on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside of Dr. Patterson's studio (Thompson House 210) by Monday, August 19.
Students are not asked to sing a prepared solo. The five-minute audition will consist of an assessment of each student's natural vocal quality, ability to match pitch, range, aural awareness of melodic and harmonic patterns, ability to sight-sing, and finish with a brief interview.
Choirs are open to all! We encourage non-music majors (particularly those with prior choral experience) to participate in the Women's Chorus or Concert Choir. For more information, email Dr. Trent Patterson.
Note: There are currently no positions available in Chamber Singers for Fall 2014. However, there are occasionally a few positions available between semesters.
Webster Opera Studio auditions for Fall 2014 will be held on Tuesday, August 26 from 2-6 p.m. in the Community Music School Concert Hall. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the opera bulletin board (Thompson Music Building 2nd floor) by Saturday, August 22. If you cannot come at a regular audition time, please contact Alice Nelson (see below) to set up another time.
If you are auditioning for chorus only, you do not need to bring a piece. You will sing some scales and do some simple sight reading.
If you are auditioning for a role and chorus, please bring one piece to sing that shows your vocal range; this can be an aria, song, folk song, hymn, or other. The audition will consist of singing this piece, and sight-singing a short excerpt. An accompanist will be provided.
Opera Studio is open to ALL students at Webster University. Non-music majors are highly encouraged to audition for a solo or chorus position, as are non-voice majors, in addition to voice majors. For more information, email Alice Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call her at 314-965-4074.