Professional core ensemble auditions for our 2017-2018 season will be held:
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm; and
Monday, August 28, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Both audition sessions will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville NY.
All prospective auditionees must submit an online audition application to reserve an audition timeslot.
Walk-ins will not be heard.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the time commitment in regards to rehearsals?
We do not rehearse on a weekly basis. We typically rehearse three to five times prior to a concert. Because our singers are highly trained, this professional model makes efficient use of their time and allows us to attract singers from cities such as New York and Boston who might not otherwise be able to attend a weekly rehearsal.
What should I prepare for my audition?
Two contrasting solos that showcase your skills, technique and musicality; memorized; one of these solos should be in a foreign language.
What should I bring with me to the audition?
- A copy of your music for the accompanist. Music must be in a binder (no loose pages), and must be in the key in which it is to be sung.
- Two (2) copies of your performance resume and/or biography. See our Links page (“Career Resources” tab) for resources on writing performance resumes/biographies.
- A recent headshot, if you have one available.
What should I expect from the audition?
- An accompanist will be provided for you. There is no need to engage your own accompanist.
- Applicants may be asked some questions regarding their singing experience.
- Applicants may be asked to sing a series of warm-ups with the artistic director to show vocal range.
- Applicants will be asked to sing one or both of their prepared solos.
- Applicants will be asked to sight-read a short piece that will be provided at the audition.
What happens after my audition?
The audition panelists will evaluate your audition and make a decision based on tone quality, pitch accuracy, rhythm accuracy, musicality, technique and diction. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s blend with the current make-up of the group. Notification of audition result is typically given two weeks after your audition. It should be understood that Auriel Camerata operates on a “rolling roster” paradigm. If accepted into the group, you are considered a valued member, and are listed on our website and marketing materials. However, the Artistic Director selects the roster for each concert based on the needs of the work being performed. Some works require more singers, some less. Some members might sing every concert in a season, some might only sing one.
All successful auditionees are accepted into the group on a probationary status. At the end of each season, new members undergo a vocal evaluation, at the Artistic Director’s discretion, to determine continued permanent/probationary status.
We would be pleased to answer any questions about the audition process. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org