Fall 2020 Choral Auditions

All 2020 choral auditions will take place in Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (HHPA), Room 306.

Students may participate in multiple choirs.

Initial Auditions

Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Choral Union:

  • Initial auditions are scheduled for August 12-16, 2020.
  • Each singer in the Missouri State University choral program must sign up for a time to audition in person for Dr. LaBarr and Dr. Plisco.
  • There may be up to three people signed up for each 15-minute time slot.

Gospel Choir Auditions:

  • Initial auditions are scheduled for August 17, 2020.
  • Sign up for a time to audition in person for Professor Gibson.
  • There may be up to three people signed up for each 10-minute slot.

Callback Auditions

Callback auditions will take place August 17, 2020.

Audition Schedule

Initial Auditions

Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Choral Union:

Sign up online for your audition time.
(Please sign up for the earliest available time.)

Gospel Choir Auditions:

Sign up online for your audition time.
(Please sign up for the earliest available time.)

Callback Auditions

Monday, August 17

  • 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. — Callback audition for Chorale
  • 11:00 p.m. — Rosters posted for Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and Choral Union

 

Audition Materials

For Initial Auditions

Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Choral Union:

All scores are linked below.

  • Prepare 1-2 verses of a simple folk song or hymn to be sung unaccompanied (i.e. Shenandoah, Amazing Grace, Danny Boy excerpts).
  • Students will be asked to sight-read and vocalize, demonstrating range and vocal color.

Gospel Choir:

  • Prepare a 30-45 second religious song (How Great Is Our God, Reckless Love, His Eye Is On the Sparrow, etc) to be sung unaccompanied.
  • Singers will learn a rote tune provided by the instructor, demonstrating vocal range.

For Chorale Callback Auditions:

Kyrie, from Mozart's Requiem. Please learn your part to this excerpt and be prepared to sing in quartets and octets for the callback audition. Tempo: quarter note = 96.

 

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