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ASU music ensembles are open to students from all academic majors, university-wide.
The ASU Chamber Singers are an elite ensemble made up primarily of graduate students in voice. Members of this highly selective group are chosen on the basis of a rigorous audition.
The Chamber Singers performed at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in 2008, the first such appearance by an ASU choir in 15 years. The group presents highly polished performances of music from all periods, both accompanied and unaccompanied, and joins with other ensembles to present major works for choir and orchestra.
The Choral Program in the ASU School of Music offers ensembles for singers at a variety of skill levels and welcomes all ASU students, faculty, staff and community members into its various choirs. You do not have to be a music major to sing in an ASU choral ensemble. Learn more about our Choral Program.
Undergraduates: MUP 443 Chamber Singers
Graduates: MUP 543 Chamber Singers
1 or 2 credits
If the registration system will not allow you to enroll for this course, contact Dr. Schildkret to request a course override. Include your name, ASU ID number, course prefix and number, and 5-digit class number.
Monday through Thursday
All choral scholarship students and all music majors whose primary instrument is voice must audition for Concert Choir and/or Chamber Singers. All members audition each year.
Audition Dates: Thursday, August 16, 2018 and Friday, August 17, 2018. Call-back auditions (if needed) will be held on Monday, August 20 during regular rehearsal time.
Schedule an Audition: To arrange a time, email Julia Laird (firstname.lastname@example.org). (If you have classes that meet on the audition dates, please include your class meeting times in the email.) We will begin scheduling auditions for all groups around August 1.
Audition–Day Instructions: For the audition, prepare a 2-minute art song or aria (or excerpt). We provide a pianist. Be prepared to sight-sing. Plan to arrive to your audition a few minutes early. Make sure that you have warmed up before your audition and have a copy of your prepared piece for the pianist.
A two-minute art song or aria. Bring a copy of your music for the accompanist who will be provided for your audition. Be prepared to sight-sing.