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Choral Auditions

Auditions for the Fall 2014 choral ensembles will be held on August 22-24 in room 202 of the Music Building (south end of the Student Union Building).  A staff accompanist will be available for audition days.  Don''t forget to bring sheet music for the accompanist! Please read below for auditions requirements pertaining to each ensemble.  For more information about our Texas Tech University Choral Ensembles, click on the links to the left that we provided for your perusal.

Available audition times:
  • 9am-5pm on Friday & Saturday, August 22-23
  • 1pm-5pm on Sunday, August 24 (only if necessary)
  • The audition will last 6-8 minutes.
  • Please appear 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time fully warmed up.
  • You may audition for any choir that interests you
Auditions for University Choir: 

Newcomers (this includes incoming Freshmen and new Upperclassmen):  

  • Email choral.music@ttu.edu  for a time slot to audition for the University Choir. 
  • Include your full name, preferred day and hour that you would like to audition, your phone number, and preferred email to contact during the week of auditions.      
  • Be prepared to perform a short solo of your choice (bring music for the accompanist).
  • The excerpt below
  • Other parts of the audition include sight-reading, vocal sing back, rhythmic audition material, and vocal placement.

Returning Upperclassmen:

  • Professor Bjella requires that all returning upperclassmen audition on August 22nd or 23rd if you plan to register for University Choir again for the 2014-2015 school year. 
  • Email choral.music@ttu.edu with your full name, preferred day and hour of audition, your phone number, and preferred email address to contact during the week of auditions.
  • Be prepared to perform a short solo of your choice (bring music for the accompanist).
  • The excerpt below.
  • Other parts of the audition include sight-reading, vocal sing back, rhythmic audition material, and vocal placement.

 EXCERPT: Heiligmesse (Mass No. 10 in Bb Major) by Joseph Haydn (Gloria Excerpt - m. 219 - 300)

Auditions for Women's Chorale, Matador Singers, or The Lubbock Chorale:

Newcomers (this includes incoming Freshmen and new Upperclassmen):  

  • Email choral.music@ttu.edu for a time slot to audition for these choirs. 
  • Include your full name, preferred day and hour that you would like to audition, your phone number, and preferred email address to contact during the week of auditions.
  • Audition requirements include sight-reading, vocal sing backs, rhythmic audition material, and vocal placement.
  • Bring a solo selection of your choice.

Returning Upperclassmen

  • Email choral.music@ttu.edu with your full name, preferred day and hour of audition, your phone number, and preferred email address to contact during the week of auditions.
  • Audition requirements include sight-reading, vocal sing backs, rhythmic audition material, and vocal placement.
  • Bring a solo selection of your choice.
Membership in University Singers:
  • The University Singers ensemble is a non-auditioned choir.
  • We encourage all students regardless of experience or major to sing.
  • If you are interested in registering for University Singers for the 2014-2015 school year, you do not need to sign up for an audition time.
  • However, our directors ask that you please email choral.music@ttu.edu with your full name, phone number, SATB placement (if known), and your history with choir/singing if any.
Should I register before or after auditions?
  • You may register for your desired ensemble before auditions.
  • If you should make a choral ensemble other than the class that you registered for, Linda Gregston, our undergraduate advisor, will move you to the ensemble class that you need to be in.

 

  • ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL TIMES:
     
    University Choir 010
    Monday 12:00-12:50 p.m.
    Tuesday 12:30-1:50 p.m.
    Wednesday 12:00-12:50 p.m.
    Thursday 12:30-1:50 p.m.
     
    Women's Chorale 010
    Tuesday 2:00-3:20 p.m.
    Thursday 2:00-3:20 p.m.
     
    Matador Singers 010
    Monday 2:00-2:50 p.m.
    Wednesday 2:00-2:50 p.m.
    Friday 2:00-2:50 p.m.
     
    University Singers 010
    Monday 1:00-1:50 p.m.
    Wednesday 1:00-1:50 p.m.
    Friday 1:00-1:50 p.m.