If music is your passion...
Each of the SHSU Choirs performs at an exceptionally high level. Non-majors who have past experience in a choral setting, private voice lessons, or playing an instrument are encouraged to audition.
Choral auditions for entrance in the fall semester occur three consecutive days prior to the start of school (August 24, 25, and 26, 2014). Information and sign-up sheets will be posted Friday, August 22 on the choral board, which is located between rooms 205 and 202 in the School of Music building. The audition consists of three components:
- Singing a prepared piece
This is similar to what one would sing for Solo Ensemble Contest as a high school student. If one does not have a prepared selection, then one may sing a familiar tune such as "My Country 'tis of Thee."
- A brief vocalization to hear where your voice "lies" (i.e. how high and low one can sing)
- Singing a short sight reading excerpt
Students auditioning for Chorale will have additional audition components.
The audition is not an intimidating process, so please do not fret. We simply need to know where best to place you within an ensemble.
Thank you for your your interest in the SHSU choral program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule an audition for the spring semester.