The next auditions for the W&M Choir (MUSC E04), Women's Chorus (MUSC E05) and Botetourt Chamber Singers (MUSC E07) will be held from:
Sunday, August 25 through Thursday, August 29, 2013. Students are encouraged to audition before classes begin on Wednesday, August 28.
Membership in these choirs is open to any student, and academic credit is given for participation (1 credit per semester). New members of these ensembles are selected only at the beginning of the fall semester as membership is considered a full year's commitment.
Audition sign-ups and further information about the choral program will be posted in the Music Building (Ewell Hall) outside the choral rehearsal room (Ewell 151). The eight-minute audition will consist of vocalization, sight reading and a short conversation about your background and interest in music. A single audition allows you to be considered for any or all of the three choirs. You will have the opportunity on your audition card to indicate the group(s) in which you are interested. You are not required to prepare an audition piece but are welcome to perform a song of your choosing if you wish.
Registration: Since all the departmentally-sponsored choirs (Choir, Botetourt Chamber Singers and Women's chorus) are auditioned, it is not possible for prospective members to register for these choirs in advance of the beginning of classes. Following auditions, all those who are offered and accept membership in the Choir will be given an instructor override to register. Those individuals then have until the end of the drop/add period to register themselves (drop/add lasts for about a week and half at the beginning of classes). For now, if you are interested in membership in the Women's Chorus, you should keep the class time slot for Chorus open (TR 3:30-5:30) in your schedule pending the results of auditions.