Here is an overview of the audition process:
Who: Prospective members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Where: South Highland Presbyterian Church (detailed map instructions here)
When: Week of August 9th - Sign up for your audition time here
What: Here are the components of the audition process.
1. Range and prepared excerpt.
I'll test your range using scales and arpeggios.
I'll hear you sing a short excerpt from the Mozart C Minor Mass (first movement)
You can download the excerpt here.
Sopranos: m. 9 - 18 and m. 24-26
Altos: m. 13-26
Tenors: m. 18-26
Basses: m. 18-26
(we'll give you a starting note and then you sing the excerpt)
You can download the "Kyrie" movement from iTunes here.
You can download the "Kyrie" movement from Amazon here.
2. Sight-reading and interval-replication.
There will be a short sight-reading exercise as well as a few interval-replication exercises after the range/excerpt exercise.
Don't be nervous - it won't hurt and it won't last long.
Send me an email if you have any questions.