Ars Nova Singers

music beyond words

Boulder, Colorado USA

(303) 499-3165

Specializing in a cappella music of the Renaissance and the 20th and 21st centuries, Ars Nova Singers of Boulder, Colorado is presenting its 30th concert season in 2015-2016. The professional-core vocal ensemble conducted by founding Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan is composed of 36 selectively auditioned choral musicians from the Denver/Boulder metropolitan region.

AUDITIONS for 2016-2017 Season

Members of Ars Nova Singers are highly skilled musicians with extensive experience in choral singing and a desire to sing at the highest levels of vocal ensemble performance. We welcome the opportunity to hear and connect with singers who share our passion for the choral art. Auditions for all voice parts will be held from June 23 through August 15, 2016. To schedule an audition, please follow these steps:

1) REVIEW – Please review the information on these two one-page documents: a) The 31st Season Schedule and b) the Singer Information sheet. Please observe the special note about the fall projects in November and December. Also, please note this expectation: it is required that you be able to commit to ALL of the scheduled performances for a project.

2) EMAIL – If the Ars Nova season schedule is possible for you, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: Please list the highlights of your choral work in the last 5 years, major voice teachers, etc. An individual audition will then be scheduled for qualified singers; candidates will be sent a link to complete the online audition request form. The form includes a list of available dates and times. Note that your audition time is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.

3) AUDITION – The 20-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language; can be an excerpt from a choral piece; no gospel or pop music, please), sight-reading, tonal memory, and general vocalizations.  An accompanist is provided.

PAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGERS: A limited number of paid positions are available during the season; see the descriptions for Section Leaders and Choral Pros on the attached Singer Information Sheet. To be considered for ANY PAID POSITION, please submit, by email (to Artistic Director Tom Morgan -
    a)  a current vocal resume or curriculum vitae
    b) an audition recording (mp3 format), demonstrating current or recent solo work; the recording may include either excerpts or complete pieces.
    c) two references, including phone numbers and email addresses.

Qualified professional candidates will be invited to a live, individual audition in July or August. Applications for paid positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, until positions are filled.

The roster for the start of the season is scheduled to be announced on August 16, 2016. All singers will be notified of audition results. Auditions will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.

QUESTIONS? Please email Tom Morgan, Artistic Director:


Coming Soon: Our 31st Season!

Watch this space for details.

Have a wonderful summer!