Voice and Choir Auditions

  • Voice Area Meet and Greet: TBD
    All new and returning voice students are encouraged to attend! You will be introduced to faculty and staff, meet other voice students, and receive important information for the academic year.

 

University Chorus

This audition is for participation in:

  • University Chorus

Who is eligible to audition:

  • Voice majors should not audition - instead, audition for Schulich Singers/Concert Choir.
  • If you are auditioning for Schulich Singers/Concert Choir, do not audition for University Chorus. You will be placed in this ensemble if you are not placed in the other three.
  • This ensemble is open to non-music students.

Audition Instructions:

  • Complete the online choral audition form.
  • Sign up for a time here: N/A
  • Show up 5 minutes prior to your audition time.

Audition Material: The audition will include singing a short, familiar melody such as Happy Birthday (no need to prepare a song) as well as exercises to determine your vocal range and sight singing skills.

Audition Time/Date:

  • University Chorus Auditions, Day 1: TBD
  • University Chorus Auditions, Day 2: TBD

If a student auditions for SS and CC, they do NOT need to audition for UC, they will be placed in the ensemble if they aren’t selected for SS and CC.

Concert Choir and Schulich Singers

This audition is for participation in:

  • Concert Choir
  • Schulich Singers

Who is eligible to audition:

  • Anyone wishing to participate in the Schulich Singers or Concert Choir must audition (even if you are a returning student). If you audition and are not taken in these ensembles, you will be placed in University Chorus.
  • Voice majors, or those with at least one year of previous choral experience.
  • These ensembles are open to Non-Music students.

Audition instructions:

  • Complete the online choral audition form
  • Sign up for a time here: N/A
  • Show up 5 minutes prior to your audition time.

General Audition:

  • Aria of your choice (accompanist will be provided).
  • Sight-singing exercise
  • Sing major/minor scales and major/minor/diminished/augmented triads – starting pitch will be given

Callback Auditions (Schulich Singers only):

  • Schulich Singers Callback Rehearsal:TBD
    (piece to prepare for the callback rehearsal: TBD

Audition time/date:

  • Day 1: TBD
  • Day 2: TBD
  • Call Back for Schulich Singers: TBD

Cappella Antica

This audition is for participation in:

  • Cappella Antica
    MUEN 572 Cappella Antica 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Who is eligible to audition:

  • Anyone wishing to participate in Cappella Antica must audition (even if you are a returning student).
  • Voice majors, or those with at least one year of previous choral experience.
  • These ensembles are open to non-music students.

Audition Instructions:

  • Information regarding sign up for these auditions will be posted here and across from C-209 in mid-August.
  • Show up 5 minutes prior to your audition time.

Audition Material:

  • Prepare one selection from the Baroque period or earlier.
  • Bring your own accompanist, piano and harpsichord available.
  • Sight reading may be given.

Audition Time/Date

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

Early Music Ensemble - Voice Audition

This audition is for participation in:

  • EME (Early Music Ensemble) - Vocal
    MUEN 580 Early Music Ensemble 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Audition Instructions:

Sign up for the audition on the appropriate sheet across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C209)- posted one week prior to the auditions.

This ensemble is open to non-music students.

Audition Material:

  • Prepare one selection from the Baroque period or earlier.
  • Bring your own accompanist, piano and harpsichord available.
  • Sight reading may be given.

Audition Time/Date

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

Song Interpretation Audition

This audition is for participation in:

  • SONG INTERPRETATION 1 & 2 (MUEN 578 & MUEN 579) with Michael McMahon on Fridays.
    MUEN 578 Song Interpretation 1 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    MUEN 579 Song Interpretation 2 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

These ensembles are not open to Non-Music students.
First Year Undergraduate Students are permitted to audition with permission from the teacher.
 

Audition Instructions: Sign up for an audition time and arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your time.  Singers must provide their own pianist.

Audition Material: TBD

Audition Time/Date:

  • Song Interpretation Auditions Day 1: TBD
  • Audition Location: TBD

See sign-up sheets across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C-209) for individual times. Sign-up sheets are posted one week before the auditions.

 

Opera McGill

Opera McGill auditions are administrated by the Opera Area.

opera.music [at] mcgill.ca (Email the Opera Office) for information, or visit the Opera McGill website.

Please check out our YouTube Channel (and especially the Shakespeare Videos) to see a little bit of what Opera McGill has been up to!

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Opera McGill office (that email address is: operamcgill [at] gmail.com) but remember that you won't get a timely reply during the summer months - although we do check our email, just not every five minutes!

Opera Excerpts

For information on Opera Excerpts for 2020-2021,  please consult the Opera McGill tab (current page, left).

 

Vocal Jazz Auditions

These auditions are for participation in:

  • Jazz Vocal Workshop - MUEN 563 001

    MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Audition dates and locations:

  • Jazz Choir Day 1: TBD
  • Jazz Choir Day 2: TBD
  • Jazz Choir Day 3: TBD

Jazz Choir audition schedule subject to change; please check back regularly.

Sign up for the audition on the appropriate sheet across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C209), posted one week prior to the auditions.

Audition Materials:

  • Download the PDF icon Jazz Choir Audition Form, fill it out and bring it with you to the audition.
  • You will be asked to sing a song of your choice, preferably a jazz standard, however a selection from outside of the jazz genre may be chosen as long as it exhibits an interesting melody that highlights your range and rhythmic capabilities.
  • You may also be asked to sight read one or two short, simple melodies in varying ranges of your voice.

 

*Previous jazz vocal interpretation/improvising as well as jazz choir (or other) experience is an asset but not a requirement for this ensemble.  An audition form will be provided to you prior to your audition.

Vocal Chamber Ensemble Auditions

This audition is for participation in:

MUEN 553 Vocal Chamber Ensemble (Coordinator: Annamaria Popescu)

This ensemble is open to Voice Majors and Pianists.

Audition Instructions:

  • Sign up for a time on the ensemble boards located across the hall from C-209 (on the 2nd floor of the Strathcona Music Building).
  • Show up 5 minutes prior to your audition time.

Audition Material:

  • Pianists: 1 Romantic work, up to 7 minutes in length.
  • Vocalists: 2 songs, 1 German and 1 of your choosing.

Audition Time/Date: 

  • TBD
     

See sign-up sheets across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C209) for individual times. Sign-up sheets are posted one week before the auditions.

Oratorio Solo Auditions

2020-21 Oratorio Solo Auditions
TBD

Audition Schedule:

  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

Sign up for a 10-minute audition time slot here: N/A

Singers must provide their own accompanist.
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