Chorus Auditions

2023-24 Chorus Auditions 

The Nashville Symphony Chorus is holding auditions for new singers in all voice types from August 10-12, 2023 at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. This all-volunteer chorus is the vocal arm of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and performs alongside the orchestra in a variety of masterworks and concert events. A high level of proficiency in singing and weekly attendance at rehearsals (Mondays, 7-9:15pm) is expected of all members.

The auditions for the 2023-2024 season will consist of:

1. One prepared solo piece (preferably classical or contemporary art song, but any piece sung in a classical style can be considered) that you will bring two copies of to the audition. This should be a selection that represents your voice in the best possible way. 
2. Vocalization demonstrating your usable vocal range. A pianist will be provided.
3. Sight-reading an exercise or two of moderate difficulty.
4. Taking a short musicianship quiz that demonstrates your understanding of reading choral music.
In 2023-2024 the Nashville Symphony Chorus will record the Estevez Cantata Criolla with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero. Other performances include Handel’s Messiah, a concert of famous opera choruses (solos to be chosen from the chorus), Carol Barrett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass at Carnegie Hall, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. 

Questions can be directed to Chorus Coordinator Abby Sams at [email protected]

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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.


The Nashville Symphony Chorus holds weekly Monday night rehearsals, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. 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.