Prairie Voices is for singers who:
are ages 18-25
are passionate about singing, and have choral experience
enjoy performing and travelling/touring with other singers
have some music reading skills, a strong sense of pitch, and an understanding of basic vocal technique
are open to all types and styles of music
Prairie Voices members can look forward to:
Weekly rehearsals with people who love what you love
Eclectic, varied, and challenging music
Workshops and clinics with Canada’s top vocal and choral experts
Local concerts at the city’s top venues
Collaboration with other choirs and singers in Prairie Voices Inc.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR AUDITION:
Your audition will last roughly 15 minutes. Following your audition you will complete a short theory worksheet (more info below) which will take about 15 minutes (but you can take as much time as you need). The entire process won't take more than an hour.
Please arrive ten minutes before your audition time.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Prairie Voices applicants will be asked to:
sing a short acapella song of their choice (a portion of a song is fine). There is no accompanist at the audition.
prepare and sing Locus Iste (click link for score) on your vocal part. There will be other singers joining you to sing the other parts. You may choose to prep and audition for more than one voice part. If you don’t have access to a piano or don’t sight read comfortably, there are learning track videos of this piece on YouTube.
sight-sing a short, simple musical passage (note: the ability to read music is valued in this ensemble, but not required. This part of the audition will help us to determine where you are in your growth as a musician.
aural skills evaluation (echo back short melodies).
sing some simple scales and vocal exercises to help determine vocal range.
a short placement music theory sheet (note naming, basic terminology, key signatures, etc). A poor result on the theory portion will not exclude you from participation in the choir. It is merely in place to help us to determine where you are in your growth as a musician. Prairie Voices contains singers with a wide variety of experience. On top of vocal potential, the conductor of Prairie Voices looks for many things in your audition including a positive attitude, a flexible and open learning style, and a willingness to grow and develop as a musician.
WHAT TO BRING:
a pencil and eraser
lyrics or music for your song for your own personal reference (only if needed).
Auditions for Prairie Voices will take place in June 2019.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.