DC Area Singers Wanted
We hold open auditions for new members twice a year and throughout the year by appointment. Where do you like to do your singing? Try us out! We love welcoming new members and making music together!
Before We Begin:
When arriving to Guest Night or for a scheduled audition, please follow posted signs to the rehearsal space. The Membership Co-VPs will greet you and provide a basic orientation to answer any questions you might have regarding the group. If you have not had time to complete our Application online, you will be asked to complete an audition form (providing basic contact information and details regarding your musical background/experience).
During Rehearsal/Guest Night:
All guests will be partnered with one or multiple "buddies" to sit with an enjoy rehearsal. See how we practice, get a feel for the music we perform, and socialize at breaks with our current members to decide if the Singers is where you'd like to do your singing!
After Guest Night has concluded the audition process begins!
The auditions are held with the Director, Choreographer and Board President (or other Creative Team appointed designate), and consist of two segments: singing and choreography.
For the singing portion, you will be asked to sing warm up scales, sight-read music, and sing a prepared piece. Please bring sheet music or an audio recording (and means to play track) with you. If you do not have a prepared piece, the Music Director will ask you to sing "My Country Tis of Thee," so that he can hear your voice with the piano.
For the choreography, you will be taught choreographed moves to a song by the Choreographer and asked to repeat those movements. *Please note, the choreography portion is typically done in groups rather than one-on-one and is sometimes involved following the full choruses movement vs a separate learning session for auditioners.
The individual audition process itself takes about 10-15 minutes.
You will be notified by the Membership Team within a week of the close of the complete audition cycle as to whether or not you have been accepted as a member of the Singers.
Feel free to complete our Audition Inquiry/Application in advance of arriving at a Guest Night or scheduled audition. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact our Membership Co-VPs at [email protected].