Auditions

We will not be holding auditions this semester. See our Spring 2021 Update for more details.

Auditions for UC Women’s Chorale happen at the beginning of every semester. They will be around 15 minutes long and will consist of basic warm-ups as well as tests of vocal range, tonal memory, and sight reading. You will also be expected to prepare a very short solo piece of your choice. This piece may be accompanied if you wish if you bring sheet music. UC Women’s Chorale features up to enthusiastic singers of varying experiences and strengths, and we are always happy to accept new singers.

Auditions for Spring 2020 are starting January 24th and will be rolling until mid FebruaryIf none of the available times work for you, please contact this year’s manager, Alli Madden (a.madden@berkeley.edu).

Our rehearsals are between 4:00 and 6:00 PM Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Two of these will be full-group rehearsals, and one will be one-hour sectionals happening one of the three days. If you become a member of UC Women’s Chorale, we expect regular attendance, though exceptions can be made for recurring class conflicts.

How to sign up for auditions:

  • Go to the Audition Page and select the UC Women’s Chorale Auditions calendar.
  • Please choose one time slot that works best for you, and fill in your contact information (phone number) in the description box of the appointment slot. Leave your name visible in the event title!
  • Once you’ve entered your information, click “Save.”
  • Check your own calendar to make sure you’ve signed up for the right slot, and you’re done!

How to cancel your audition:

If it is prior to 24 hours before your audition, simply go to the event in your calendar, and click “No” in the “Going?” section. If it is less than 24 hours, please call (510) 642-3880 and send an email to our director Mark Sumner

If you have trouble signing up for an audition or you have further questions about UC Women’s Chorale, please email our student manager, Alli Madden and/or our web manager, Ana Tudor.