Aug. 26, 27, 29: Music auditions
Department of Music announces audition dates for music ensembles
2:44 p.m., Aug. 21, 2012--The University of Delaware’s Department of Music has announced auditions for the University of Delaware Chorale, University Singers, Concert Choir and Schola Cantorum.
Auditions will be held on the following dates:
May 23: Ocean Currents Lecture
May 24: Adelante
• Sunday, Aug. 26, 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.;
• Monday, Aug. 27, 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; and
• Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
Students must schedule auditions in advance and will be informed of the location when signing up. To request an audition time, send email to Mary Ellen Trusheim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schola Cantorum members returning from 2011-12 do not need to re-audition for the fall 2012. New members, or those who did not sing with the ensemble in 2011-12, will need to audition prior to the first rehearsal.
No song preparation is required for University Singers, Concert Choir and Schola Cantorum.
Students auditioning for the UD Chorale must prepare the selection found on this website: Audition Selection.
About the ensembles
The UD Chorale is among the most highly regarded college choirs in the eastern United States. In recent years, the choir has been invited to perform on both regional (Pittsburgh, 2002 and Hartford, 2008) and national (Los Angeles, 2005) conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Members have also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Arts.
In addition to annual regional tours, the UD Chorale has traveled extensively throughout Europe with appearances in Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Spain and Estonia. This August, the Chorale won silver in the prestigious “grand prix” round of competition in the Béla Bartók International Choir Competition in Hungary.
University Singers, directed by Duane Cottrell, is an advanced ensemble of women's voices for music majors and other University treble voices with significant musical background and sight–reading skills.
Concert Choir, also directed by Cottrell, is a mixed chorus dedicated to the artistic performance of great choral works from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is also given to the development of sight reading skills and voice production as related to choral singing.
Schola Cantorum, directed by Paul D. Head, is a town and gown ensemble a large chorus of University students, faculty and staff, along with members of the local community. This choir specializes in extended works, frequently accompanied by full orchestra. Participants are expected to have had significant previous choral experience, along with excellent sight-reading skills. Admission is open to all University students and community members via audition.
Photo by Evan Krape