DC Area Singers Wanted
We hold open auditions for new members twice a year, in January and September. Our next set of guest and audition nights will be held in person at Lincolnia Senior Center, recreation side, on January 10, 2023 and January 17, 2023. You need to attend only one. If you haven’t already, please complete our Audition Inquiry/Application and make an appointment with our Membership VP’s by contacting them at [email protected].
When You Arrive:
When arriving to Guest Night or for a scheduled audition, please follow posted signs to check in. 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). After the orientation, all perspective members will “sit in”, warmup, and sing along with us through an abbreviated rehearsal. You will also have an opportunity to see the Singers perform, so that you can get an idea of what we do.
The Audition Process:
After Guest Night has concluded the audition process begins! It consists of two segments: singing and choreography.
For the choreography segment, you do not need to prepare anything. The Creative Director will teach you some basic choreography steps, and this segment is typically done as a group standing among the chorus as we learn or refresh a piece.
The singing portion of the audition will take place at the end of rehearsal, and each prospective member will meet individually with our panel- which includes the Director, Choreographer and Board President (or other Creative Team appointed designate) for a private, individual voice audition. The Music Director asks that you bring a prepared piece to perform, with sheet music for our accompanist, if possible. (You can bring a recorded track to sing along with, if you prefer, provided that there are no vocals on the recording. We will have a Bluetooth speaker to plug a device into.) Your audition piece can be anything you like from any genre that you feel showcases your voice. If you do not have a prepared piece, you may sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee". Our director may then guide you through testing your vocal range and a few simple vocal exercises. The entire process is designed for you to be as comfortable as possible and be at your best!
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.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Membership Co-VPs at [email protected].
*The Alexandria Singers has adapted its operations for the 2022-23 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to adjust as events unfold. Any changes to the requirements and expectations for membership as a result of these adjustments will be communicated to the membership as decisions are made. We remain committed to fulfilling the Singers’ mission of Artistry, Education and Service for our Members and our Community.