WIU Choirs

CHORAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION CRITERIA FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2015
Open to all WIU students!

University Singers MUS 106

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Sallee 200 (Dr. Stegall's Office)

An Audition Sign-up Sheet will be located at Sallee 200 and available to sign anytime after August 20.

Auditions times begin at 2p and conclude at 5:00p.

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

Please note:  This audition is to fill available positions in University Singers for Spring semester 2015.  For those selected it will require a financial commitment of at least $365.00 to cover airfare for the tour performance of the Durufle Requiem in Boulder, Colorado, April 26-29.

On the day of the audition...

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

2.  Sight read a series of short rhythmic patterns.

3.  Sight read ascending and descending intervals.

4.  Perform "My County 'Tis of Thee" in a variety of keys.

     You will be evaluated on:

a.  Beauty and power of voice,

b.  Diction skills, and 

c.  Ability to sing in tune.

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

Concert Choir MUS 105

Wednesday, January 21 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: Dr. Brad Pierson, bs-pierson@wiu.edu

Vocal Jazz Ensemble MUS 107

Thursday, January 22, 6:30 to 9:30 in Browne 130

Auditions include the performance of a prepared solo (pop or jazz) a cappella - first verse and chorus. Additionally students will be asked to learn a new piece at the auditions which will be performed in quartets.

Questions: Dr. Brad Pierson,  bs-pierson@wiu.edu