UH Choirs Spring 2023 Placement Audition

Overview
Choral placement auditions for the Spring 2023 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 Fall 2022 and all singers who would like to sing in ManCorps, Soundscape, or Concert Chorale in Spring 2023.
 
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, Step 1 and 2 are due November 22, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Your sight-reading audition will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2 by appointment.

2. For students new or returning (after an absence) to UH Choirs, sight-singing auditions will take place Dec. 5-Jan. 13 by appointment. Fill out the Google Form to upload your vocalise and sign up for a sight-reading appointment. 
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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 sight-reading appointment for Step 3.

https://forms.gle/rrvyYMoRymAGmSDv6

2.  Write down the date and time so you don't miss your 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 MW 2:30 - 3:50 

  • Soprano/Alto voices

  • Open by successful audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA

 

Resonance (MUSI 1121) 

  • Meets TTH 11:30 - 12:50 

  • Tenor/Bass voices

  • Open by successful audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA

Optional Step 4: Only For Those Registering Through Community Arts Academy

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

  • Mixed voices

  • Open to all singers without audition

  • Optional non-credit registration through CAA

  • Email Dr. Jeb Mueller at jmuelle3@central.uh.edu for more information