Choral Auditions | Graduate Choral Conducting

UNT Choir Auditions

Schedule an audition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-vXR36_gBFM-ZhH0YLizMbbvxo-Ag4dPsCT-fEsFHHo/edit

Monday, August 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Choir Room (MU 230)
Incoming Freshmen should schedule their choir audition on Monday or Tuesday,
But any student may audition on Monday.

Tuesday, August 23
9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Choir Room (MU 230)
Incoming Freshmen should schedule their choir audition on Monday or Tuesday,
But any student may audition on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Choir Room (MU 230)
Any student may audition.

Thursday, August 25
9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Choir Room (MU 230)
Any student may audition

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  1. What will take place at the audition?
  • You will perform a solo: Art Song, shorter Operatic Aria, hymn, or “My Country, Tis of Thee”.
  • You will be given brief exercises to demonstrate your sight-reading skills.
  • An accompanist will be provided for your audition. Bring a copy of the piece that you will perform for the audition. The music should be a clean copy in a three-ring binder, not loose sheets of music.
  1. Who is required to participate in the Choir Placement Auditions?
  • Undergraduate vocal performance majors
  • Undergraduate choral music education majors
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music voice students
  • Graduate voice majors fulfilling their MULB requirement or seeking choral scholarship consideration
  1. Who has the choice to either audition for choir placement or simply enroll in a section of Chorale (Chorale TB/Camerata SA)?
  • Instrumental music majors
  • Students not majoring in music
  1. I’m new to UNT, what section of choir should I register for until I’m assigned to a choir?
  • If you are a Soprano or Alto: Register for MULB 1815.501 (Camerata, formerly SA Chorale)
  • If you are a Tenor or Bass: Register for MULB 1815.500 (Chorale)
  • Graduate S/A is MULB 5171.505. Graduate T/B MULB 5171.507
  1. How will I know if I receive a callback audition?
  • Callback invitations will be sent to students’ UNT email address.  Check your email frequently.
  1. Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

 

AUDITION CALLBACK SCHEDULE

University Singers Callback Excerpt

Friday, August 26 - A Cappella Choir
Basses 10:00-11:00 am
Tenors 11:00-12:00 pm
Altos 12:00-1:00 pm
Soprano 1:00-2:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 - University Singers/Concert Choir
Basses 10:00-11:00 am
Tenors 11:00-12:00 pm
Altos 12:00-1:00 pm
Soprano 1:00-2:00 pm
Saturday, August 28 - University Singers/Concert Choir Quartets 
SATB 2:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, August 29 - Kalandra
S/A 6:00-8:00 pm

 

2022-2023 CHORAL ENSEMBLES

Note:  Enrollment in at least one MULB each long semester is required of all music majors. +

Category/Instructor Course Day Time Location
A Cappella Choir*
Dr. Allen Hightower
MULB 1801.500 MTWRF 1:00-1:50 MU230
Camerata (S/A)

MULB 1815.501

MW

TR

12:00-12:50

MU258

MU 254 (VH)

Chorale (T/B) MULB 1815.500 MTWR 12:00-12:50 MU232
Concert Choir*
Dr. Jessica Nápoles
MULB 1802.500 MTWR 2:00-2:50 MU230
Kalandra (S/A)
Dr. Kristina MacMullen
MULB 1803.500 MTWR 12:00-12:50 MU230
University Singers*
Dr. Kristina MacMullen
MULB 1816.500 MTWRF 1:00-1:50 MU232
Vox Aquilae
Dr. Allen Hightower
MUEN 4530.002 MW
R
2:00-2:50
4:00-5:00
Voertman Hall
MU258
Additional Spring Semester Responsibilities:
Grand Chorus** (members of 1801, 1802, 1816)
Dr. Allen Hightower

UP FRONT!* Mus. Ed. Voice concentration.

  T

MW

6:00-9:00

3:00–3:50

MU230

MU230

 

** The singers of A Cappella Choir, University Singers, and Concert Choir comprise the Grand Chorus, and must be available for combined rehearsals on Tuesday evenings during the Spring semester. 

  • All choral music education majors are required to participate in the Up Front!
    (Questions: contact Jessica.Napoles@unt.edu)

+Laboratory and ensemble participation of scholarship recipients will be closely monitored by the COM Scholarship Office CH211).  An unsatisfactory report from any of the ensemble directors will result in disciplinary action, including possible termination of scholarship assistance.

 


Graduate Choral Conducting Auditions

AUDITION DATES
Based upon our current enrollment, the UNT Choral Studies Program does not anticipate awarding new Teaching Fellowships or Teaching Assistantships for the 2022-2023 school year. We will accept new applications for the MM and DMA programs in Choral Conducting, and if candidates are invited to audition, the auditions will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022. 

We generally audition no more than 8 candidates on these dates.
It is possible that these audition dates will be postponed, if covid-19 restrictions require it.

APPLICATIONS
Application Materials: Apply online here. Once completed forms and all required materials have been received and evaluated, the choral faculty will invite selected applicants to campus for an interview and audition with one of our university choirs. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Allen Hightower at Allen.Hightower@unt.edu. Applications are due by Monday, December 6, 2021.

Audition Day Sample Schedule

9:00am – meet with current graduate students
10:00am – meet with director of choral studies
11:00am – lunch with audition panel as available
12:00pm-1:00pm – observe rehearsals
1:00pm – individual preparation time
2:00pm – auditions
3:00pm-5:00pm – interviews* with audition panel in 15-20 minute slots

*The interview will include vocalizing and skills testing. Please bring an art song or aria to sing and piano piece to perform.