Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held on August 28, 2017 and September 5, 2017 at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Muskegon, 1011 Second Street. Auditions will take place from 7-9 p.m. on both dates. Auditions are being held for openings in all sections.
The audition process is as follows (an accompanist is furnished): Please be prepared to sing a solo for us. This solo can range from a simple hymn to an aria. A candidate should sing a selection that shows his or her voice in its best light.
After you have sung your solo piece, we will ask you to sight-read. Because each concert is done with a minimum of rehearsals, we view sight-reading as a critical skill. The sight-reading will consist of you singing your part of a simple four-part hymn that you don’t know while the piano plays the other three parts. After we have chatted informally for a few minutes you’re all done. Absolutely painless….guaranteed. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Jim Hylen at 517-980-2752 or Brad Taylor at 231-557-3702.
Audition scores will be held for one year. This eliminates the need to re-audition in case of an unexpected mid-season opening. Over the years a very few proven singers have been added to the choir by invitation.