Interested in the choral activities at Saint Mary's 2017-18? Read on...
STEP 1- Read the overview of the choirs (LEFT TAB if viewing desktop/select "home" on top menu above for drop-down options)
STEP 2 - Strongly consider enrolling in Perfa -019-11, Vocal Science & Ensemble Praxis I (Mon & Fri 11:45-12:50) which is the place where you will really learn how to maximize your vocal technique. (If you can't take it in the fall, plan on it for Spring!)
STEP 3- Read audition information for Chamber & Glee (left tab/tab from drop down menu above)
STEP 4- Watch our candid unedited live performance videos to see what we do as one ensemble performing as a classical and pop choir (below).
STEP 5- Plan to attend the mandatory first day of class which is when AUDITIONS OCCUR - the full group meets for only 40 mins, after which we will have singers sign up for 10 minute slots for individual auditions (from 5:45-8:00pm), and you can sign up on the spot.
**Note - the choir is planning to tour to So. Africa next summer, July 3-16, 2018 - please be advised that singers who are strongly considering participating in the tour will be given preference regarding adding the course. More info to be provided at the auditions.
STEP 6: please also email the director, "Dr. J" (Dr. Julie Ford) to introduce yourself, so that we can answer questions you may have and find out more about your background in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
***RETURNING SPR 2016 SINGERS: you MUST attend the first Tuesday of class (meeting 5-5:30pm) and participate in Call-Backs on Thursday, Aug 31. If you did NOT sing spring semester 2017, unless you have been told otherwise, you DO need to sign up for one-on-one auditions.
World Choir Games, July 2014 (Gold Medal performance: Shenandoah, arr. James Erb)
World Choir Games, July 2014 (Gold Medal performance, Shadow of the Day-LinkinPark/J Ford)