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Fall 2022 Chamber Choir Audition Information

The CWU Chamber Choir is the flagship choral ensemble at CWU, representing excellence in vocal talent, musicianship, and professionalism. This SATB ensemble focuses on innovative programming including premieres and commissions to inspire a concert experience of exploration and intention.

Ensemble information

  • Conductor: Dr. Nicole C. Lamartine, Director of Choirs
  • Rehearsals: MWThF 2:00 - 3:15 PM and required Sectionals on T 2:00 - 3:15 PM

Auditioning for Chamber Choir

As CWU's premiere choral ensemble, Chamber Choir requires a rigorous audition for entrance along with a full school year commitment. This group is only open to returning and transfer students at the sophomore level and above. Auditions for all members will take place the first three days of fall quarter classes, and prior to Winter and Spring quarters.

Audition Sign-Ups

Please use Sign-Up Genius to choose your audition time. Auditions will be in Dr. Lamartine's office (Room 122) at:

  • Wednesday, 9/21 1:30-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, 9/22 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Audition - What to Expect

  • Sing a prepared piece from memory, a cappella. Art song, folk songs, legit musical theatre, and hymn tunes are appropriate.
  • Vocalizations to determine voice quality and range
  • Musical Skills: rhythmic and melodic sightreading
  • Watch an audition example!

Callbacks

  • Friday, Sept. 23 2:00 - 3:15 PM, Choir Room (153)
    • The audition excerpt will be emailed to the callback list by 5:00 PM on Thursday, 9/22

Questions

Contact Dr. La nicole.lamartine@cwu.edu