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2023-2024  Auditions

Audition Scheduling

Auditions for the 2023-2024 concert season will be announced soon.

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Audition Requirements

  • Bring a prepared song. Anything in the classical style that represents your voice well. Opera, oratorio, art song, etc. No pop or Broadway. Duration between 2 and 3 minutes. Any language. It does not have to be memorized. An accompanist will be provided. You must sing with accompaniment. No a cappella selections.


  • Prepare 1 short excerpt, 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.

Black and white photo of a handful of sopranos from CVAE.
Black and white low-to-high shot of Deborah Jenkins Teske conducting, just before she cuts off her choir.
Three frogs sitting next to one another, the first with its mouth closed, the second one slightly ajar, and the last one with its mouth wide open. We all know the last one would be a soprano.

Membership Information

CVAE is a select ensemble of 28-30 voices. Professional-level vocal skill and musicianship are required.  All singers 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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