Audition for Grinnell Singers! Fall 2019

August 06, 2019

Auditions for the Grinnell Singers will be held in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Room152, at the following times:

For New Members

Monday, August 26 3:30–5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27 3:30–5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28 7–8 p.m.

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For New and Returning Members

Thursday, August 29 4–6 p.m. and 7–9 p.m.

Friday, August 30 4–6 p.m.

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Callback Auditions

Saturday, August 31

10–11 a.m. altos

11 a.m.–noon sopranos

1–2 p.m. tenors

2–3 p.m. basses

For the Audition

The ten-minute individual audition will consist of

  • singing measures 1–40 of “Sainte-Chapelle” by Eric Whitacre
  • singing back short melodies played on the piano (testing tonal memory)
  • testing your range using a simple pattern, such as 1–5–4–3–2–1 on "ee" and "ah" vowels. The pattern will move up and down by half steps.

Optionally, you may sing a prepared piece up to three minutes long. It is helpful to hear how you sound when you're singing a piece that you know well. Any style is acceptable — whatever allows you to show your musical and vocal personality. Again, this is optional; it is perfectly OK if you don't have a prepared piece.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and hearing you sing!

John Rommereim, Blanche Johnson Professor of Music

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