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2024-2025  Auditions

Audition Scheduling

Auditions for the 2024-2025 concert season will be held on July 8 and 9, 2024 by appointment.


Call-Back auditions, if needed, are by invitation only and will be scheduled on July 10 or 11. If you are called back, you MUST attend to be considered for membership.

If you would like to audition, please email us. We will send you more information and a link to the sign-up page.

Audition Requirements

  • ​​A solo song in the classical style that represents your voice well. Must be 2 minutes or less. An excerpt of a longer piece is fine. No pop or broadway songs. 

  • Prepare a short excerpt from choral repertoire, which will be sent to you in advance of your audition.

  • Vocalizes to determine your range.

  • Sight reading and pitch-recall.

Audition, Re-audition and Evaluation

  • Auditions are held annually for vacancies in all sections.

  • New members are required to re-audition after one year.

  • Further policies for re-audition are currently under revision.

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Membership Information

CVAE is a select ensemble of 28-30 voices. Professional-level vocal skill and musicianship are required.  All members receive financial compensation for their work with CVAE. Each singer must make a strong personal commitment to our schedule and to our mission to present fine choral music at a high level of excellence. Individual practice and preparation outside rehearsals is required.

Regular rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:15-9:45 p.m. August-May.  Extra rehearsals are scheduled in concert weeks, as needed.  Rehearsals in the summer are scheduled as performance opportunities arise.  Dress rehearsals are mandatory and are usually the day or evening before a performance. 

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