UH Choir Fall 2021 Placement Audition

Overview
Choral placement auditions for the Fall 2021 semester will take place remotely and consists of three portions: 1.) Vocalise, 2.) Google Form, and 3.) Sight reading. Details for completing these components of the audition are below.
Who Should Complete This Placement
Anyone currently singing in UH Choirs in Spring 2021 and all singers who would like to sing in ManCorps, Soundscape or Concert Chorale in Fall 2021.
 
Note: New singers who would like to sing in University Chorus are not required to complete this placement, but are welcome to do so. 
When Does This Placement Take Place
1. For students currently singing in a UH choir, Step 1 and 2 are due May 3, 2021. Your sight-singing audition will take place May 4 - 7.
2. For students new or returning to the UH Choral Program, Step 1 and 2 are due August 20, 2021. Your sight-singing audition will take place throughout the summer. Fill out Google Form to see sight-singing appointment times. 
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Step 1: Record Your Vocalise

1. Record an audio recording of yourself vocalizing with the appropriate voice track below. When it gets too low or too high, drop out. It MUST be an audio file (ex. .mp3, .m4a) and no larger than 10MB. We recommend recording with "Voice Memos" if you have an IOS device.

Soprano/Alto Track:

Tenor/Bass Track:

2. When you have finished recording, double check your work to make sure you and the vocalization track can be heard. If the sound quality is poor, try adjusting your microphone placement, or recording with a different device.

Step 2: Fill out Google Form

1. Fill out the following Google Form. This is where you will upload your vocalise. You will also be asked to sign up for a Live Sight-Reading Appointment for Step 3.

https://forms.gle/VYzrGqV1H8zck2kv6

2.  Write down the date and time so you don't miss your Live Sight-Reading Appointment in Step 3.

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Step 3: Perform Live Sight Reading Evaluation

Individuals will use Zoom to perform a sight reading exercise for a choral area faculty member. 

 

NOTES

  • Please be prepared to wait by your computer in the waiting room for up to 30 minutes to audition.

  • One of several possible sight reading exercises will be digitally delivered to you after you have entered the meeting.

  • You may encounter technical difficulties at any point during this audition process. Breathe -- we will work with you to make the process as painless as possible.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

** If you have any questions/difficulties with the placement process, email Dr. Weber at bweber@uh.edu.

Auditioned Choral Ensembles

 
Concert Chorale (MUSI 1122)
  • Meets MWF 1 - 2:20 

  • Mixed voices

  • Open by successful audition and prior participation in a UH Choir

 

Soundscape (MUSI 1121) 

  • Meets TTH 2:30 - 3:50 

  • Soprano/Alto voices

  • Open by successful audition

 

ManCorps (MUSI 1121) 

  • Meets TTH 11:30 - 12:50 

  • Tenor/Bass voices

  • Open by successful audition

Non-Auditioned Choral Ensembles

University Chorus (MUSI 1120) 

  • Meets TTH 2:30 - 3:50

  • Mixed voices

  • Open to all singers without audition

  • Email Dr. Betsy Cook Weber at bweber@uh.edu for more information