The Choral Program at William & Mary consists of three different musical groups:
- the W&M Choir (MUSC E04)
- the Barksdale Treble Chorus (MUSC E05)
- the Botetourt Chamber Singers (MUSC E07)
They hold joint auditions at the beginning of every fall semester.
Choral Auditions for 2019-20
We will hold auditions Sunday, August 25 through Thursday, August 29, 2019. In order to be considered for the Botetourt Chamber Singers, you MUST audition no later than Tuesday.
Audition sign-up sheets will be posted in the Music Building (Ewell Hall) outside the choral rehearsal room (Ewell 151). Stop by and sign up for a time slot.
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 any or all of the three choirs. You will have the opportunity on your audition card to indicate the group(s) in which you are interested. You are not required to prepare an audition piece but are welcome to perform a song of your choosing if you wish.
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 selected only at the beginning of the fall semester as membership is considered a full year's commitment.
Students are strongly encouraged to audition before classes begin. For further information please contact [[jiarms, Dr. James Armstrong]], Director of Choirs, 757 221-1085; or [[jcbart, Dr. Jamie Bartlett]], Associate Director of Choirs, 757-221-1072; and [[sefroo, Sarah Gallo]], Visiting Director of Women's Chorus.