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NEW MEMBER AUDITIONS

The next round of chorus auditions will take place on July 30 and August 6, 2017. Further details can be found here. Priority given to altos and basses for 17/18 season.

For more information, please contact Eric Wiuff, the Nashville Symphony Audition Chair, at chorusauditions@nashvillesymphony.org



AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Singers should prepare a solo selection (art song, solo from an oratorio, etc.; no musical theatre) no more than 2-3 minutes in length. Each person will sing alone with piano accompaniment before the director. The director may ask about your previous experience and check your vocal range. Each singer will be asked to sight read and/or sing some aural recall exercises. An accompanist will be provided (bring a copy of your music for the accompanist). Singers will also be required to take a short musicianship quiz.

Singers will be graded on pitch, accuracy and intonation; rhythmic accuracy; dynamic control, phrasing, expressiveness, and style; diction and vowel production; and tone quality, resonance, freedom, and control. Vocal range and the volume of your voice are less important factors than accuracy, musicality, and consistency of tone.

Sample pieces:

Caro mio ben

Now Sleep The Crimson Petal

The Call

Lasciatemi Morire

Deep River

An die Musik


CURRENT MEMBER AUDITION POLICY

Current members must re-audition every two years. Re-auditions are necessary to keep pace with the ever-increasing standards of the Nashville Symphony, which is quickly gaining national and international recognition.


REHEARSALS

The Nashville Symphony Chorus holds weekly Monday night rehearsals, from 7 to 9:15 p.m., in August through June. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled depending on that season's concert schedule. Dress rehearsals are typically held at the venue where each concert will be performed.