AUDITION with ATLANTA MASTER CHORALE

2020-2021 SEASON

 

WANT TO SING WITH US?

If you are passionate about choral music and looking for a challenging, satisfying choral experience, we would love to hear from you!

 

Atlanta Master Chorale presents a four-concert season with multiple performances of each concert. The performance dates for 2020-2021 are: October 16 & 17, December 11, 12, & 13, March 12 & 13, and April 30 & May 1 (all at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts).  If there is a conflict with one or more of these dates, we would still encourage you to audition.

 

Rehearsals begin on August 18 and are held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm –10 pm through early May (with breaks over Christmas and the New Year). AMC rehearses at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University.

 

AUDITION PROCESS

Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held on Saturday morning and afternoon, August 8, and Tuesday evening, August 11. 

 

Prospective choir members need not be professional musicians, but singers should possess an excellent choral “skill-set,” including:

  • good music-reading skills

  • nuanced phrasing 

  • precise intonation. 

 

Atlanta Master Chorale sings with a warm, tension-free tone, often without vibrato. Though our members come from different walks of life and have a wide variety of vocations, many are highly experienced singers and may be featured as soloists within the group.

 

Prospective members are encouraged to listen to excerpts of Atlanta Master Chorale in performance, which may be found at our YouTube channel HERE.

 

At your audition, you will be asked to vocalize and to sight-read a portion of a choral work. The sight-reading will be a cappella.

 

Additionally, we ask that you prepare EACH of the following in advance to sing at your audition. An accompanist will be provided.

 

  1. One classical solo piece of your choosing (oratorio, aria, or art song preferred) that demonstrates your best vocal qualities.
    A few possibilities are provided as follows:

    1. Soprano: “Quia respexit” from Bach Magnificat [DOWNLOAD]

    2. Alto: “O Rest in the Lord” from Mendelssohn Elijah [DOWNLOAD]

    3. Tenor: “If with all your Hearts” from Mendelssohn Elijah [DOWNLOAD]

    4. Bass: “Bright is the ring of words” by Vaughan Williams [DOWNLOAD]

  2. Sing your part from this section of BOTH the following two choral works:

    1. Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem [DOWNLOAD]

    2. Rheinberger Abendlied [DOWNLOAD]

To schedule an audition, please contact us by completing the form at the bottom of this page. 

 

There is a membership fee and it will be announced in the initial communications. Scholarship options are available. 

 

If you are planning to audition, please review the detailed season calendar [DOWNLOAD] and identify any potential conflicts. If there is a conflict with one or more of the dates, we would still encourage you to audition.

 

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Atlanta Master Chorale is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity volunteer choral community chorus. Atlanta Master Chorale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

DIRECTIONS TO EMORY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS 

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA, 30322

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