The Choral Program sponsored by the W&M Music Department offers three vocal ensembles:
- the W&M Choir (MUSC E04)
- the Barksdale Treble Chorus (MUSC E05)
- the Botetourt Chamber Singers (MUSC E07)
Choral Auditions for 2020-21
Auditions will be held Friday, August 7 through Monday, August 10, 2020 and Saturday, August 15 through Tuesday, August 18, 2020. These auditions will be held online through Zoom. You are encouraged to audition during the first wave of auditions to avoid the busy schedule and Orientation activities that happen in the days before classes begin.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME (and to learn more about the choral program).
The eight-minute audition will consist of vocalization, sight reading and a short conversation about your background and interest in music.
A single audition allows you to be considered for all three choirs, and you will have the opportunity in the online audition form to indicate your interest in the choirs of your choice. You are not required to prepare an audition piece but are welcome to perform a song of your choosing if you wish. You may sing unaccompanied or provide your own accompaniment.
Membership in these choirs is open to any student, and academic credit is given for participation (1 credit per semester). New members of these ensembles are auditioned and selected at the beginning of the fall semester as membership is considered a full year's commitment. Exceptionally, auditions will be held before the spring semester for transfers and other students who were away from campus during the fall semester.
Students are strongly encouraged to audition before classes begin. For further information please contact [[jiarms, Dr. James Armstrong]], Director of Choirs, or [[jcbart, Dr. Jamie Bartlett]], Associate Director of Choirs.