CVAE Auditions for the 2021-2022 concert season will be scheduled by individual appointment with the artistic director. Appointments are currently available in late June and early July.
A sectional call-back audition, if required, will be held by invitation in August.
Individual 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 2 short excerpts, which will be sent to you in advance of your audition.
Vocalizes to determine your range.
Sight reading and pitch-recall.
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Membership is CVAE is select. Singers are required to make a strong personal commitment to our schedule and to our mission to present fine choral music at a high level of excellence.
Regular rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:15-9:45 p.m. August-May. Occasional Sunday evening rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Rehearsals in the summer are scheduled as performance opportunities arise. Dress rehearsals are mandatory and are usually the day or evening before a performance.
Audition, Re-audition and Evaluation
Auditions are held annually for vacancies in all sections.
Policies for re-audition are currently under revision.