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ASU music ensembles are open to students from all academic majors, university-wide.
The ASU Concert Choir is an elite ensemble made up primarily of undergraduate music majors. Members are chosen on the basis of a rigorous audition.
Part of a long tradition of outstanding choral groups at ASU, the Concert Choir has appeared at national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Past directors have included Doug McEwen and Don Bailey.
The choir performs music from each of the major style periods ranging from unaccompanied to instrumentally accompanied literature and frequently combines with the Chamber Singers and Choral Union to present major works for chorus 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.
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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 17, 2017 and Friday, August 18, 2017. Call-back auditions (if needed) will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22 during regular rehearsal time.
Schedule an Audition: To arrange a time, email Jenny Madruga Chavez. (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.