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)
- the Ebony Expressions (MUSC E99 03)
Choral Auditions for 2020-21
Auditions will be held Sunday, August 29 through Tuesday, August 31, 2021. These auditions will be held in Ewell 151.
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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 three choirs of the choirs, and you will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in the choir/s of your choice on the audition card given to you at your audition. 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. Students must be able to rehearse without any schedule conflicts. 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 as there will only be a handful of audition times open once classes start on Sept 1. For further information please contact Dr. Jamie Bartlett, Associate Director of Choirs at firstname.lastname@example.org.