MMUS 214S, MWF 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Duncan Hall
The Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of 12-16 students chosen from the membership of College Choir. The group performs music from varied historical periods and genres specializing in unaccompanied music from the Renaissance period and newly composed works for choir. Members of the ensemble possess excellent music reading skills and enjoy the greater independence of being one of just a few voices per part. While the Chamber Singers are talented and accomplished musicians, and many are music majors, this ensemble comprises students from a broad range of other majors at Simpson, including biology, political science, psychology, computer science, theatre, and education.
Simpson College Choir
MUS 214C, TTh 3:50-5:20 pm, F 3:20-4:20 pm, Duncan Hall
The College Choir is the flagship curricular choral ensemble, and all students accepted by audition into the choral program at Simpson sing together in this group. Performing numerous concerts on campus each year, participating in the cherished annual service of Lessons and Carols, and touring biennially to various locations around the United States, College Choir is where participants make lifelong friendships and musical memories. While the ability to read music is a valuable asset, it is not a prerequisite for acceptance. All who love to sing, regardless of major or previous choral experience, should audition to join us.
The 2023 vocal auditions for the Simpson College choirs and Into the Woods will be held on Sunday, August 27 from 5:30-9:00 pm and Monday, August 28 2:00-5:00 pm. Please sign up for one 7-minute slot. Chamber Singers Callbacks will be Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
The choral audition will also serve as the vocal audition for anyone interested in the Simpson Productions fall musical, Into the Woods. The musical requirements are the same regardless of whether you are auditioning for only choir(s) or opera. Click here to sign up!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Select a 2-3 minute excerpt of an art song, folk song, or aria which you feel best demonstrates your vocal quality, breath support, phrasing, range, and musicality. Please, no pop songs for this audition. Art songs in languages other than English are welcome, but not required. Be sure to bring a copy of the music for the pianist.
Those interested in being considered for placement into Chamber Singers should consult the sign-up for what to prepare for callbacks.