About Our Audition Process
We are not currently accepting auditions. Please check back in early 2022 for more information about future auditions.
Ensemble Singers Auditions
Eight paid positions per section; professional experience required. Ensemble Singers re-audition annually. Submissions for the Ensemble Singers are currently closed. Please check back in the summer for any final audition announcements that may be necessary to fill the roster.
VocalEssence Chorus Auditions
We are not currently accepting auditions for the VocalEssence Chorus. Approximately 120 volunteer positions. Chorus members re-audition every 2 years as a way to check-in vocally with the conductors. There is a $12 audition fee* and auditions will be submitted virtually. Auditions are up to 10 minutes in length and consist of 6 parts:
Component 1: Vocal solo up to 2 minutes
Component 2: America the Beautiful
Components 3-5: Vocal Exercises
Component 6: mm. 1-23 of Dixit Dominus from Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore
To audition, please fill out this form and submit the audition fee. Auditions will be accepted through August 22, 2021.
*We do not want the $12 fee to keep you from auditioning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an audition if the fee would keep you from auditioning.
What to Expect if You’re Accepted
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from September through June, plus special rehearsals and dress rehearsals as needed for each concert; most in-person rehearsals take place at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. VocalEssence singers are expected to commit to the full VocalEssence concert season.
- The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers have a rigorous schedule and typically rehearse 6:30-9:30 pm on Tuesday evenings, plus other special rehearsals as needed. The singers perform at most season and community concerts as well as local, national, and international tours, recordings, radio broadcasts, daytime performances and for other special occasions.
- The VocalEssence Chorus rehearsals run from 7-9:30 pm on Tuesday evenings, plus dress rehearsals for each concert. Chorus members sing on most season and community concerts.
Should you be accepted into the VocalEssence Chorus or Ensemble Singers, you are required to purchase concert attire at your own expense. Singer attire guidelines are under review by a committee of singers and staff; more information will be communicated to you upon acceptance into one of the ensembles.
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