Choral Auditions

Auditions

7Auditions are required for membership in any of our choirs, and we encourage all to try out! We have many members that have been in TMEA All-State choirs, many members that were in band, and some that have never sung in a choir before and just enjoy singing and performing! If you are interested in setting up an audition, please give us a call or come by the Choral Activities Office.

All groups hold auditions at the beginning of every semester. In addition, Singing Cadets hold auditions throughout the summer, and Women’s Chorus holds auditions during the summer on Pre-Conference days at 5:30pm and by appointment during New Student Conferences.

No preparation is required for the auditions. An audition consists of vocalizing to determine range, singing My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (music provided), and simple sight-reading. Auditions are conducted by the director of the choir for which you are auditioning.

Visit the Choral Activities Office (MSC L110) or call 979-845-5974 before or during the audition dates to schedule an audition time.

For more, please visit the organizations’ websites:

Century Singers Auditions

Women’s Chorus Auditions

Singing Cadets Auditions

Rehearsal Times

SINGING CADETS

Monday and Wednesday: 3:00 – 3:50 PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 3:55 – 5:15 PM

CENTURY SINGERS

Monday and Wednesday: 12:40-1:30 PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:45-2:00 PM

WOMEN’S CHORUS

Monday and Wednesday: 10:20-11:10 AM

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30-6:45 PM

 

Singing Cadets Auditions

Since 1893, The Singing Cadets have been an ambassador of Texas A&M. Performing 60-70 concerts each year takes us across the State of Texas, throughout the country, and often around the world. Our membership ranges from All-State Choir members to guys who just like to sing for fun, from Corps members to non-reg. We invite you to come join the Singing Cadets and help us represent the best university in the world.

Auditions are held throughout the summer and during the first week of every Fall and Spring semester. The audition process is simple: as with all of our choirs at Texas A&M, you sing “My Country ’tis of Thee” and do a simple sight-reading exercise. We have many members that have been in TMEA All-State choirs, many members that were in band, and some have never sung in a choir before and just enjoy singing and performing! If you are interested in setting up an audition, please contact us. The biggest thing to consider before auditioning is our rehearsal times. Our rehearsals are held during normal class periods as listed below. Please make sure that your schedule allows for these times before you audition.

Rehearsal Times

  • Monday and Wednesday: 3:00 – 3:50 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 3:55 – 5:15 PM

To set up an audition time, you can contact us or come and visit the Choral Actives Office in the MSC (Room L110).

The Aggienizors

The Singing Cadets also have a small vocal ensemble called the Aggienizors. The Aggienizors are a barbershop quartet that is auditioned from within the Singing Cadets each semester as needed. For more information regarding Aggienizors, click here.

Century Singers Auditions

Auditions are held at the beginning of every semester for every voice part: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Fall auditions will take place August 27-28th, and August 31st – September 2nd. Please feel free to come visit any of our rehearsals to see if Century Singers is right for you!

No preparation is required for the audition. The audition includes vocalizing to determine range, singing My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (music provided) in a couple of keys, and simple sightreading. Visit the Choral Activities Office (located in basement of MSC) or call 979-845-5974 before or during the audition days to schedule an audition time.

Century Singers rehearses Monday through Thursday, so be sure to have the following times free on your schedule before auditioning:

Rehearsal Times

Monday and Wednesday: 12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

One hour optional credit is offered for this ensemble pending the audition (MUSC 290-501).

Women’s Chorus Auditions

When:

-They will begin during the New Student Conferences each summer

Audition consists of:

* a simple sight reading piece

* singing My Country Tis of Thee

* vocalization

Come by the Choral Activities Office on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center (MSC) and sign up for a time to audition. When you’re done singing, we’ll call you and schedule an interview with our officer board for a later time. Don’t sweat it, we’re nice folks.

Yes, we are a choir by name, but we are so much more than just a musical outlet for our members. As Aggies, we naturally have our own set of traditions that make us a unique group on campus. We also have numerous social events that give everyone a chance to hang out and get to know each other better. When you join Women’s Chorus, you make 60 instant friends. Don’t believe us? We dare you to come audition. You’ll make lifelong friends AND wonderful music, we guarantee it.

 

Keep in mind that rehearsals are MANDATORY (but SUPER fun).

 

The rehearsal times for Fall 2015 will be:

Monday/Wednesday: 10:20-11:10 a.m.

Tuesday/Thursday: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

One hour optional credit is offered for this ensemble (MUSC 290-504)

Want to hear a sample? Click here to see a video of the Texas A&M Women’s Chorus performing “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre at the 2013 Texas Collegiate Women’s Chorus Festival held at Texas State.