Choirs & Opera Auditions

Webster choirs in performance at Christ Church Cathedral.Choral Ensembles

Concert Choir and Women's Chorus auditions for Fall 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside of Dr. Patterson's studio (Thompson House 210) by Monday, August 15.

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.

From Opera Scenes 2014Opera Studio

Webster Opera Studio auditions for Fall 2016 will be held on Tuesday, August 23 from 2–6 pm 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 20. 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 named role, 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; or call her at (314) 965-4074.