Auditions!

Auditions are taking place in May and June, 2016

What kind of musical experience is required of incoming singers?

We are open to any women, high school age and up.  New singers are expected to have some choral experience and be able to read music of some complexity, be able to learn text in other languages, occasionally memorize for performance, and be flexible in singing vocal parts.

What is the audition process?

There are two elements to the audition.

  1.  Singing:  Please choose one prepared piece, no more than three (3) minutes in length.  Memorization is not required.  Please bring two copies of the music, one copy for the provided accompanist.  No a cappella auditions will be heard.  The audition will also consist of a voice quality/range check and singing scales.
  2. Sight-reading:  You will also be asked to clap a short, rhythmic section as well as sing several short musical phrases at sight.

There will be a brief interview. Each audition takes around twenty minutes. Please bring a filled-in copy of this information form to your audition.

To schedule an audition, please contact Lynne Lash by email at lynnelash222@gmail.com or by calling (609) 618-2398.

When does the BC hold auditions?

Auditions are currently scheduled in May and June:

Tuesday May 24, 2016:        2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016:        1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016:   1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 2, 2016:      1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If these dates/times do not work for you, please call Lynne.

Auditions take place at First United Methodist Church, Sarasota, and may occur throughout the year at the director’s discretion.

Note:  Additional information can be found elsewhere on our webpage.  Please choose “Get Involved” from the choices listed on the left side of our home page, and then click on “Auditions”.