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Audition for Grinnell Singers! Fall 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.
For New and Returning Members
Thursday, August 29 4–6 p.m. and 7–9 p.m.
Friday, August 30 4–6 p.m.
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.