Auditions

Choral Arts Society

Spring 2017 Auditions for the NYU Choruses:
Saturday, January 21: 9 AM-5 PM in Pless Annex (82 Washington Square East), Room 220
Sunday, January 22: 9 AM-5 PM in Pless Annex, Room 220

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Contact Prof. Ira Shankman, is37@nyu.edu, for more information. Courses can be taken for zero to one credit. All rehearsals are in the Education Building, 35 West 4th St.

NYU Chorale (meets Weds. 7 - 8:30pm)
NYU Chorale is the largest classical choral ensemble at New York University. For 130 years, it has served the entire NYU community performing major works from the choral/orchestral repertoire. The NYU Chorale offers singers an in-depth performance experience of large-scale choral works with special emphasis on works from the 19th and 20th centuries.

University Singers
A classically oriented choir, this ensemble is devoted to chamber repertoire from all periods. Enrollment is limited to 32 singers. The audition process includes performance of a solo song, language proficiency, tonal memory and sight-reading.

Women’s Choir (meets Tues. 7 - 8:30pm)
An ensemble of 60 voices devoted to the highest quality literature in a wide variety of musical styles. Auditions consist of a solo song, vocalization and tonal memory exercises.

Jazz Choir (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) (meets Mon. & Thurs. 6:45 - 8:15pm)
Watch a performance here. An ensemble of 20 vocalists. Repertoire is of high quality and is chosen to represent a wide range of jazz/contemporary periods and styles. Auditions consist of a solo song, improvisation to a 24 measure blues chorus, and sight-reading. 

Madrigal Singers (meets Mon. 6:45 - 8:45pm)
Madrigal Singers is a small, coed ensemble of 12-16 singers dedicated to the joy of a capella singing. Challenging repertoire includes music from Renaissance to Rock and all things in between.  The audition process consists of performance of a solo song, tonal memory and sightreading. Contact Nancy Shankman for more details.

Men's Glee Club (meets Tues. 7 - 8:30pm)
The NYU Men's Glee Club has been dormant for a while now, but it has been revived this fall. We are looking for any type of student who is looking to sing, make friends, and perform. Contact nyumensglee@gmail.com for more information. Click here to visit the Men's Glee Club website.

To find out more about the Madrigal Singers and Jazz Choir in Abu Dhabiclick here.

 

Top photo: Jazz Choir with Ira Shankman
Bottom video: Madrigal Singers perform two recent works, Nancy Shankman, director