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Vocal Auditions
  • Choral Auditions

    The choral ensemble audition includes:

    • performance of a prepared solo (an accompanist will be provided)
    • evaluation of vocal flexibility, tonal memory and sight-reading skills

     

    Your prepared solo may be classical or a selection from a musical. If you are uncertain about a prepared solo, please don't let that stop you from auditioning, we will provide you with something simple to sing at the time of your audition.

    Conservatory Choral Ensembles

    Chapel Choir (Music 060)

    M/W/F 2-2:50 pm; T/TR 2-3:15 pm
    One credit. Director: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    This select mixed ensemble is the Conservatory's most advanced choir and is recognized as one of the outstanding college choral groups in the nation. The choir performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature, includingmotets, choral/orchestral works, spirituals, gospel music, carols, traditional music, and selections for women’s chorus and men’s chorus as well as music from Eastern Europe, Africa, Japan and from Latin and South America. The Chapel Choir tours nationally and internationally. Their most recent tour was to South Africa in May 2011. The 2011-2012 year will include travel to Colorado and Florida.
     

    Choral Union (Music 062)

    Monday 7-9:30 pm
    One credit. Director: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    The Choral Union includes university students and alumni, as well as singers from throughout the Columbus area. This ensemble performs repertoire similar to that of the Chapel Choir and in the spring performs a work with orchestra.


    Women’s Chorus (Music 064)

    M/W/F 11-11:50 am
    One credit. Director: Professor Lynn Roseberry
    This ensemble for women’s voices performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature and presents their own concerts as well as joint concerts with the Chapel Choir, Choral Union and the Capital Chordsmen.
     

    Chordsmen (Music 070)

    7:30-9 pm
    0.5 credit. Director: Craig Courtney
    This ensemble for men’s voices performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature and presents their own concerts as well as joint concerts with other Conservatory ensembles, including the Women’s Chorus.
     

    Philomel (nightingale) (Music 070)

    T/TR 3:30-4:20 pm
    0.5 credit. Director/Coach: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    This vocal chamber ensemble for mixed voices will seeks to master both traditional and contemporary literature from Renaissance to modern and presents their own concerts as well as performs at various special events and concerts. 

    2011 Auditions

    Freshmen and transfer students who are not vocal music majors are scheduled during orientation August 24-27 and the first three days of classes August 29-31. An audition time can be scheduled by signing up for a time on the schedules posted on the door of Mees 208, Dr. Hasseler’s office. If there are no times available during orientation weekend, please find a time on the schedules posted for August 29-31.

    Freshman Vocal Majors

    All freshmen and transfer students who are voice majors will be scheduled to sing for the Voice Area faculty at specified times during the Conservatory Orientation schedule. Your performance for the voice area will constitute the “prepared solo” portion of your choral audition. For the technical diagnostic portion of your choral ensemble audition you will need to sign up for an audition time. The Choral Skills diagnostic auditions for voice majors will be during the following times:

    Saturday, August 27 from 4 to 8 pm; Freshmen vocal majors, skills portion only
    Sunday August 28 from 1 to 2 pm; Freshmen vocal majors, skills portion only

    All voice majors must audition for placement in a choral ensemble, even if you have already registered for a specific ensemble. You can sign up for your choralaudition at the afternoon orientation session for Voice Majors with the Voice Faculty.

    New and Returning Students

    Both music and non-music majors are scheduled the weekend before classes begin and during the first two days of classes, August 27-31.


    • Saturday, August 27 from noon to 4 pm; Returning Chapel Choir members
    • Saturday, August 27 from 4-8 pm; Freshman Vocal Majors
    • Sunday August 28 from noon to 1 pm; Freshman Vocal Majors
    • Sunday August 28 from 1 to 7 pm; Returning Chapel Choir members
    • Monday, August 29 from 8-29 10 am to 5 pm; New and Returning Students
    • Monday, August 29 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm; Choral Union Community Members
    • Tuesday, August 20 from 1 to 5 pm; New and Returning Students

    Community Members Interested in the Choral Union

     
    Capital students, alumni and Central Ohio singers are invited to audition for The Choral Union on August 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm and/or by individual appointment. Call the Conservatory of Music at 614-236-6411 for audition dates and times.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Lynda R. Hasseler, professor of music and director of Choral Activities.