Audition Information

Want to join Texas Choirs?

The University of Texas at Austin has an incredibly rich history of choral music-making. If you are attending the University of Texas at Austin in any capacity (undergraduate or graduate level students of any degree plan), and have a love for singing in choir – come visit us on campus for a live audition! UT can be a dauntingly large place at first, but choir is a great place to find new friends from all parts of campus.

Each year, the ensembles at the University of Texas at Austin perform in numerous concerts featuring music of diverse choral genres time periods, and composers. Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers members have the unique opportunity to perform on tour in fun places around Texas, and also to other fun locations like Puerto Rico, Santa Fe, and even Las Vegas!


Why Audition?

Singing in one of UT’s choral ensembles has been one of the largest student participating activities on campus for many years. Thousands of UT students have shared the experiences of preparing and presenting concerts to audiences of all kinds and sizes, and from these experiences they take away valuable musical memories and friendships. We would like to share some of these experiences with you while you attend The University of Texas at Austin. All UT choirs are open to any UT student, regardless of major or previous choral experience.


Trying to plan your schedule around choir? 

Fitting your schedule around choir rehearsal times is easier than you think – feel free to register for any of our ensembles on a preliminary basis if you would like to visualize the rehearsal class commitment directly on your schedule. Be aware that your registration will need to be updated based on your audition results.


Audition Sign-Up:
Sign-up for an audition slot at the following link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/dznqf
If you have any questions regarding this audition or about Texas Choirs – please e-mail us at texaschoirsofficial@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Audition Schedule: (Auditions held in MBE 2.116FA, Dr. Morrow’s Office)
Sunday, August 25th, 2019: 3pm – 5pm
Monday, August 26th, 2019: 9:30am – 12noon; 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019: 9:30am – 12noon; 2:30pm – 7pm
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019: 10am – 12noon; 1pm – 5pm
Thursday, August 29th, 2019: 1pm – 5pm
 
*Call Back Schedule: (in order to be considered for CC or CS)
Friday, August 30th, 2019: (Call Backs will be divided based on auditioned voice part, you may be asked to sing for more than one voice part e.g. Soprano and Alto, Tenor and Bass)
Sopranos: 12:00noon – 12:25pm
Altos: 12:30pm – 12:55pm
Tenors: 1:00pm – 1:25pm
Basses: 1:30pm – 1:55pm
 
Audition Requirements:
All singers interested in participating in Texas Choirs for the 2019-2020 calendar year must sign up for a live audition, including any returning choir members. Audition will include sight singing, rhythm reading, tonal memory exercise, and singing a familiar tune ie. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to fill out an audition form. Singers need not prepare a special piece.  Audition will be held in MBE 2.116.  

Please do not be late – our time is limited and we have several voices to get through. Failure to arrive on time may lead to the retention of your callback invitation.

*Callbacks are meant to hear how various voice match, how well personalities mesh, and how well singers take directions – as well as to determine whether singers have the capacity and discipline to be a member of UT Chamber Singers & UT Concert Chorale.

Results will be posted here on our choir website, on Wejoinin, and also will be sent out via e-mail before Friday, August 30, 2019.

CALLBACK LIST  |  FALL 2019 (will be updated by the end of the day on 8/29/19)

TBD

Make sure you register for the correct choir after placement emails are sent!

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Want to know more about the choirs at UT? Have questions about auditions, the UT choirs, or want to connect with other students with similar interests? E-mail us at texaschoirsofficial@gmail.com.