Vocal & Choral Studies
To schedule an audition time, use the Choral Auditions Form, or show up to the first class meeting of the ensemble.
At the Audition (about 10 minutes) you will be asked to sing a solo selection with or without piano accompaniment. Pick a selection you know well and feel confident singing; any genre is acceptable (classical, opera, musical theatre, folk, hymn, church song, etc.). After you sing your solo you will be asked to sing simple scales and do some sightreading.
If you are admitted to the Singing Society (formerly known as Oratorio) at this point, you have completed your audition process! East Bay Singing Society meets Monday evenings from 7 p.m. - 8:50 p.m., and Tuesday afternoons from 12 p.m. - 1:50 p.m., in MB 1055.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the East Bay Singers, you have more to do in the audition process.
East Bay Singer Audition Rehearsals: Each qualified singer, based on the initial audition, will attend an audition rehearsal for the East Bay Singers. The purpose of this rehearsal is to hear how each singer fits with other potential members of the East Bay Singers. Everyone will learn a choral selection that will become part of the East Bay Singers' repertoire.
Results of the East Bay Singers' auditions will be posted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday of the second week of each quarter.
Please note that the East Bay Singers is a yearlong commitment. Auditions in Winter or Spring are on a space available basis only.