WIU Choirs

CHORAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION CRITERIA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2017
Open to all WIU students!

University Singers MUS 106

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  Sallee 200 (Dr. Stegall's Office)

Auditions times begin noon and conclude at 5:00p.

An Audition Sign-up Sheet will be located at Sallee 200 and available by final exams week Fall 2016.

University Singers MUS 106 meets MWF from 1p to 1:50p AND TTh from 12:30p to 1:45p in Browne 130

On the day of the audition...

1.  Make sure you have signed for an audition time.

2.  Fill out an audition form located on the table outside Sallee 200 and bring to your audition.

3.  Sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in a legato and expressive style.

4.  Sing the provided rhythmic patterns and intervals at sight.

Questions:  Dr. James Stegall, jc-stegall@wiu.edu

Concert Choir MUS 105

Wednesday, January 18 and Friday, January 20 at 2p (the regular class meeting time)  Browne Hall 130

This is a non-auditioned ensemble; each student will have a hearing simply for voice placement.

Concert Choir meets MWF from 2p to 2:50p in Browne 130.

Questions: Jonathan Saeger, jm-saeger@wiu.edu

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MUS 107

Tuesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 19 from 6:30p to 9:30p in Browne 130

Vocal Jazz meets Mondays from 6:30p to 8p, Wednesdays from 12:00p to 12:50p, and Friday from 12:00p to 12:50p in Browne 130.

Sign-up for an audition time at  Sallee 205.

There is nothing to prepare for this audition.

At your audition you will be asked to:

1. Sight read a jazz tune

2. Perform some aural exercises to demonstrate listening skills in relation to jazz chords

3. Vocalize to demonstrate range

4. Sing some short scat passages

Questions: Jonathan Saeger, jm-saeger@wiu.edu