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UH Choirs Fall 2024 Placement Auditions

Choral placement auditions for the Fall 2024 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 2024 and all new or returning singers who would like to sing in Resonance, Soundscape, or Concert Chorale in Fall 2024.
Note: New singers and non-credit CAA 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 (Spring 2024), Vocalises and Google Forms are due April 30th, 2024, and sight singing auditions should be completed by May 2nd, 2024. 

2. For new (or returning after an absence) singers, the next round of sight-singing auditions will take place on May 24 and 25. Fill out the google form to schedule an appointment. 
Step 1: Record Your Vocalise

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:

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 and sign up for a sight reading appointment.

SA Vocalization
TB Vocalization
Step 3: Perform Live Sight-Reading Evaluation at your scheduled time

Individuals will use Microsoft Teams to perform a sight-reading exercise for a choral area faculty member. ​



  • 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.


** If you have any questions/difficulties with the placement process, email Dr. DeSpain at

Auditioned Choral Ensembles

Concert Chorale (MUSI 1122)
  • Meets MWF 2:00 - 3:20 pm

  • Mixed voices

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


Soundscape (MUSI 1121) 

  • Meets MW 4:00 - 5:20 pm

  • Soprano/Alto voices

  • Open by successful audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA


Resonance (MUSI 1121) 

  • Meets TTH 11:30 - 12:50 pm 

  • Tenor/Bass voices

  • Open by successful audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA

Optional Step 4: Only For Those Registering Through Community Arts Academy (not for credit)

1. Complete the registration form to sign up through Community Arts Academy.


2. Once the registration form has been received and placement confirmed (if an audition was requested) you will receive an invoice for the $50 registration fee.  

Non-Auditioned Choral Ensembles

University Chorus (MUSI 1120) 

  • Meets TTH 2:30 - 3:50 pm

  • Treble voices

  • Open to all singers without audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA

  • Email Mr. Franco Basili ( for more information

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