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NYU Women's Choir Performance

World Voices Collective

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

University Singers is an ensemble of treble voices - sopranos and altos - that perform a wide variety of choral music from around the world. Membership is open to all NYU students by audition. Conducted by Stanley Figaro. 

Who Can Register

Sopranos and altos from all corners of the NYU community (students, faculty, and staff) by audition. Choral Ensembles are courses taken for credit; students must register for them. Please refer to the course catalog for more information regarding registration for these courses: MPAP-UE 1181.005/GE 2181.005 

Audition Information

Auditions for the Spring 2024 semester will be held on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 and Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 7:00-10:00 pm. 

To Request an audition, please fill out this FORM no later than Sunday, January 21, 2024. Prior to your audition you will receive an email with your specific audition time and location.

The Audition Will Consist of:

  1. A vocal solo, chosen by you. Please limit it to no more than 2 minutes in length. (See below for important considerations regarding song selection.)
  2. Sight singing.
  3. Pitch matching and vocal range exercises.

The only thing you need to bring to your audition is a score for the pianist.

When choosing an audition song, consider the following:

  • Select a song that allows you to demonstrate solid, vibrant, and healthy vocalism.
  • Select a song that emphasizes your vocal gifts and your ability to communicate through singing.
  • The song can be in any style or genre.
  • The song can be in any language.
  • The song is expected to be performed with piano accompaniment; a pianist is provided for the audition.
  • Please bring a score for the pianist -- a photocopy is fine.
  • While not required, it is recommended you sing your 2-minute song excerpt from memory.
  • It is best not to confuse the adjudicator with your song choice. For example, it can be confusing if you indicate that you normally sing Soprano 1 in choir but then perform a song in a range, style, and/or vocalism that doesn’t reflect that.

Course Meeting Time

Weekly rehearsals are scheduled for 7:10 - 9:10 pm on Thursdays beginning on February 1, 2024


University Singers will perform in the Choral Arts concert on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8:00 pm in the Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th St.


Stanley Figaro, Conductor of University Singers