Choir Auditions

How to Audition

  • 1st Round: Virtual  – Accepting auditions for Fall 2023 until ensembles are full. However, decisions will be made starting August 15, 2023
  • 2nd Round: In-Person. Please arrange to be on campus during the week before your first day of classes. 
  • 3rd Round: Call-backs during the first two days of classes

Step 1: Prepare for Your Audition

Choir auditions should be sung in the classical style. 

  1. Video yourself singing a SOLO SONG with accompaniment. The classical style is preferred, but you may prepare a folk or sacred song in a simple style. Pop, gospel, country, R&B, and other popular styles are not appropriate for this choral placement process. You may use one of the provided pieces (part 2) if needed. We are listening for consistent, clean, beautiful, and healthy tone across range and dynamics. Upload to Youtube.
  2. Video yourself singing a HARMONY PART(Alto, Tenor, Bass) of one of the songs listed below (one verse only). A PDF of the music is provided. Sing the alto, tenor, or bass part exactly as written on the PDF (DO NOT reharmonize, sing a different arrangement, or embellish the part) Use the accompaniment track provided. You may use the lyrics, solfege, or a nonsense syllable. There will be a short introduction, then you will begin. We are listening for accuracy, independence, and good intonation. Upload to Youtube.
  3. Video yourself singing through the VOCALISES. Pick your range and sing along. These are meant to explore your lowest and highest notes. Stop singing when you cannot reach the pitches well. Upload to Youtube.

Audition Songs

Sheet Music



Step 2: Submit Your Audition

Once your 3 videos are completed, you will submit them via this form

Step 3: Check Your Email

After submitting your audition, you will be notified of your next step via email. Please check back regularly. Here are the most likely possibilities.

  1. Assigned to a choir – if so, follow the instructions indicated in the email.
  2. Invited to a 2nd round audition – sign up as instructed in the email.


Choir Class Time Description Audition?
Chamber Singers MU 3591/5591 MW 1:30-2:50 PM SATB Required
Concert Choir MU 3551/5551 M-Th 12:30-1:20 PM SSAA Required
University Chorus MU 3531/5531 MW 3:00-3:50 PM SSA Optional


Page last updated 2:43 PM, July 31, 2023