Audition Information: 2018-2019
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 are held by appointment only.
To schedule an audition, please follow these steps:
1) REVIEW – Please review the information on the 33rd Season Singers' Schedule, which lists our projects and all rehearsal and performance dates.
2) EMAIL – If you are interested in projects on the Ars Nova season schedule, please e-mail a brief choral/vocal resume to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
3) AUDITION – The 25-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.
All singers will be notified of audition results. Auditions and rehearsals are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in downtown Boulder.
PAID POSITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGERS
We are a semi-professional ensemble, in that we have a paid core of professional singers who serve as section leaders, soloists, and choral pros. A limited number of paid positions are available during the season. To be considered for ANY PAID POSITION, please submit, by email (to Tom Morgan, Artistic Director: email@example.com):
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, held by appointment only. Applications for paid positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, until positions are filled.
Professional singers in Ars Nova are currently paid $55/service (both rehearsals and performance; up to a 3-hours per call). Choral Pros are generally contracted for a minimum of 4 rehearsals per project.
We audition singers year-round, and place people as openings arise.