Diane Retallack, Artistic DirectorBOX OFFICE: 541-682-5000

Auditions

The next formal auditions will be held in late August or early September.

These auditions are for the 2020–2021 season.

Although we will need to make special arrangements for safe and socially-distanced rehearsals and performances, we do plan to have an active program for the upcoming season.

If you are interested in auditioning, please review the audition requirements below and send an inquiry by email to choir@eugeneconcertchoir.org or call 541-687-6865. We will contact you as soon as auditions can be scheduled.

Audition Requirements

The Concert Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, and Eugene Vocal Arts rehearses on Monday evenings, from September through May.

For a choir audition, the following is required:

1. Please prepare a solo song that shows your voice to best advantage. Classical repertoire is preferred, but any song of your choosing is acceptable. Please bring music for the accompanist. We will provide the accompanist. If you do not have a song at your audition, you will be asked to sing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

2. You will be asked to sing scales to demonstrate your range.

3. There is a requirement that you have some sight-reading ability. Sight reading will be offered in two ways. First, you will be given single lines of music with a starting pitch and key, and you will sing these lines on your own. Second, you will be asked to sight-sing your voice-part in a four-part choral piece while the other parts are being played.

4. For tonal memory, several examples will be played on the piano and you will be asked to sing back what you hear.