2019 / 2020 Encore Auditions
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Angelica Encore Choral Ensemble! We are welcoming experienced singers with previous choral background and sight-reading ability to join us for the 2019 / 2020 Season. Encore is an auditioned, fast-paced and exciting group performing 2-3 concerts annually with a few special community appearances outside of the regular performance schedule. Singers are invited to participate full or half seasons with Fall auditions taking place in May and Spring auditions taking place in early January.
Attendance is very important to our organization! If you anticipate having more than three planned absences during a semester, we politely ask that you reconsider joining at a time that works best for your schedule. A planned absence includes vacations, traveling for work, school conferences, etc. If at any time you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10-minute audition with director Nancy Grundahl will consist of the following:
A prepared solo - You will be asked to sing roughly 1 minute of a prepared hymn, folk or art song of your choosing. (Nancy will accompany you) If you do not have a piece, we will ask you to sing a simple melody, (e.g., My Country 'Tis of Thee, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Amazing Grace, etc.).
Vocalizing - Nancy will lead you through a few exercises to determine your vocal range.
Tonal Memory - Nancy will play notes on the piano and ask you to sing them back.
Sight reading - You will be expected to sight read a short passage of music.
The following form (click link below) must be completed prior to your audition. You may print at home, but make sure the vocal evaluation prints on the backside. Printouts will also be available at the Arts Center to complete prior to your audition, but we ask that you come early to fill out your information.
Click Here: 2019 Angelica Encore Audition Form
Upcoming auditions are tentatively scheduled for the first week of September at the Bloomington Arts Center. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in auditioning and we will contact you closer to those dates.
Once all auditions are complete and selections made, a welcome email will be sent with more information about our upcoming season, and rehearsal schedule. Singers will be asked to come back for a sectional placement on Thursday, September 12th for 30 minutes with Nancy to determine a final seating arrangement. Encore's official Fall season begins on Thursday, September 19th.
Thursday, September 12th
Bloomington Center for the Arts - Rehearsal Room
Sopranos: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Altos: 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Tenors and Basses: 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Audition and Rehearsal Locations:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Singer Payment and Fee Information: https://www.angelicaencore.org/singer-payment-and-fees
2019/2020 Schedule: TBD