Auditions

Fall 2021 Update: We are resuming auditions! See below for more information.

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 (less than a minute) solo piece of your choice. This piece may be accompanied if you wish if you bring sheet music (for in-person auditions only). UC Women’s Chorale features enthusiastic singers of varying experiences and strengths, and we are always happy to accept new singers.

This fall, we can arrange in-person and Zoom auditions based on your preference (though note that our rehearsals will only be in-person as public health conditions allow).

Auditions for Fall 2021 are starting August 23rd and will be rolling until mid September. For in-person auditions, if none of the available times work for you, please contact this year’s manager, Kat Davenport (kat.davenport@berkeley.edu).

Our rehearsals are between 4:00 and 6:00 PM Wednesdays, and Fridays. 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:

On Zoom

To schedule a Zoom audition, email our director Mark Sumner (sngwtme@gmail.com) specifying three fifteen-minute time slots at which you’re available and a phone number at which you can be contacted. If none of your specified times work, he will be in contact with other options.

Please arrive to the meeting five minutes early to speak with one of our managers about important dates, dues, and to fill out an audition form.

In-Person

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:

On Zoom

Email Mark Sumner about the cancellation. If it is a same-day cancellation, call (510) 642-3880.

In-Person

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, Kat Davenport and/or our web manager, Ana Tudor.