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Audition Information

Auditions for 2016-17 season

Auditions for newVoices will continue as needed throughout the season.  All singers interested in joining newVoices, are requested fill out the “Audition Application Submission Form” below. If you do not receive a response from your submission within three business days, please contact us at info@newvoiceschoir.org

 

Audition Expectations

Those auditioning are expected to prepare one of two predetermined songs to demonstrate their best musicianship – line, legato, direction, tone quality. Be prepared to sight read, vocalize throughout your range, be tested on your rhythmic, and tonal recall abilities.

Please click on the following links for more information and instructions for auditioning with newVoices. If you feel you can pass the audition and meet the member expectations, please fill out our submission request form below. Once we have your audition request on file, we will review and contact you. Download these documents:

Member Expectations 2016-2017 Season (07/18/2016) – includes Rehearsal/Concert Schedule information
Audition Instructions and Song Choices and song choices:  Danny Boy and Beautiful Dreamer

Member Commitments 

  • Spring masterwork members will have special accommodations for costumes.  Accepted singers will receive further direction at the beginning of the rehearsal cycle.
  • Members must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and 18 years of age or older and be prepared to participate professionally and constructively in all rehearsals and concerts.
  • Members commit to singing for the entire performance season, which runs from September through mid-May. (We will consider partial season commitment for special circumstances, such as participation in the major choral/orchestral masterwork.)
  • Members support the ensemble through ticket sales and volunteer efforts.
  • newVoices is a member organization and all singers pay dues of $150/year (subject to change each year).  Dues are not pro-rated if singers cannot participate in all concerts. Please contact our office for payment plan options.
  • Women will need to purchase our specific uniform/costume, which consists of a blue jacket, long black skirt, black shell, and necklace. Approximate cost is $140, plus alterations.
  • Men will need to provide their own black tuxedo (either purchased or rented). In addition, they will need to purchase a specific black shirt, long black tie, and pocket square (which matches the women’s jacket color). Cost for the additional items is approximately $50.
  • Members are expected to communicate as needed, with our Artistic Director/Conductor, Assistant Conductor(s), our Executive Council, your Section Rep and Section Leader, the newVoices office, and our Board of Directors.

Audition Application Submission Form

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Name as it should appear in programs*

Name as you wish to be called*

Email*

Street address

City

State

Zip

Cell phone

Work phone

Other phone

Please tell us more about yourself

Current place of employment/position

Educational background

Do you play an(any) instrument(s)

Musical/choral experience

Voice part(s)

Sight-reading ability
Strong Medium Weak Not a Music Reader 

Have you ever sung with NV (WHC) before?
Yes No 

If yes, when

List any potential conflicts with attendance at rehearsals/concerts

Who referred you to NV and/or how did you hear of us

Why are you interested in singing with newVoices