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Vocal Auditions
  • Choral Auditions

    The choral ensemble audition includes:

    • performance of a prepared solo (an accompanist will be provided)
    • evaluation of vocal flexibility, tonal memory and sight-reading skills

    Your prepared solo may be classical or a selection from a musical. If you are uncertain about a prepared solo, please don't let that stop you from auditioning, we will provide you with something simple to sing at the time of your audition.

    Conservatory Choral Ensembles

    Chapel Choir (Music 060)

    M/W/F 2-2:50 pm; T/TR 2-3:15 pm
    One credit. Director: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    This select mixed ensemble is the Conservatory's most advanced choir and is recognized as one of the outstanding college choral groups in the nation. The choir performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature, includingmotets, choral/orchestral works, spirituals, gospel music, carols, traditional music, and selections for women’s chorus and men’s chorus as well as music from Eastern Europe, Africa, Japan and from Latin and South America. The Chapel Choir tours nationally and internationally. In 2014, they were honored to receive invitations to perform at both the National Association for Ohio Music Education Association's 2014 Central Division Conference and the American Choral Director's 2014 Central Division Conference. In February 2014, they presented a concert tour in the mid-atlantic states including concert performances in Southern Pines and Charlotte, North Carolina and Salem, Virginia. This summer, the choir presented concerts in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland they affectionately named "The Chapel Choireland Tour."
     

    Choral Union (Music 062)

    Monday 7-9:30 pm
    One credit. Director: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    The Choral Union includes university students and alumni, as well as singers from throughout the Columbus area. This ensemble performs repertoire similar to that of the Chapel Choir and in the spring performs a work with orchestra.


    Women’s Chorus (Music 064)

    T/TH 3:30-4:45 pm
    One credit. Director: Professor Lynn Roseberry
    This ensemble for women’s voices performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature and presents their own concerts as well as joint concerts with the Chapel Choir, Choral Union and the Capital Chordsmen.
     

    Chordsmen (Music 070)

    Wed./Sun. 7:30-8:45 pm
    0.5 credit. Director: Craig Courtney
    This ensemble for men’s voices performs a variety of sacred and secular choral literature and presents their own concerts as well as joint concerts with other Conservatory ensembles, including the Women’s Chorus.
     

    Philomel (nightingale) (Music 070)

    T/TR 3:30-4:20 pm
    0.5 credit. Director/Coach: Dr. Lynda Hasseler
    This vocal chamber ensemble for mixed voices will seeks to master both traditional and contemporary literature from Renaissance to modern and presents their own concerts as well as performs at various special events and concerts. 

    2014 Auditions

    Freshmen and transfer students who are not vocal music majors are scheduled during orientation August 22-24 and the first two days of classes August 25-26. An audition time can be scheduled by signing up for a 10-minute time slot on the Choral Audition Schedule posted on the door of Mees 208, Dr. Lynda Hasseler’s office.

    Freshman Vocal Majors

    All freshmen and transfer students who are voice majors will be singing in a short recital for the Voice Area faculty at specified times during the Conservatory Orientation schedule. Your performance for the Voice Area will constitute the “prepared solo” portion of your choral audition. You will sign-up for a separate audition time for the second portion of your choral ensemble audition, which will evaluate your musical skills. The choral/musical skills audition for voice majors will be during the following times:

    Saturday, August 23 from 4 to 8 pm; Freshmen vocal majors, skills portion only
    Sunday, August 24 from 4 to 8 pm; Freshmen vocal majors, skills portion only

    All voice majors must audition for placement in a choral ensemble, even if you have already registered for a specific ensemble. You can sign up for your choral audition during the Friday evening, August 22 session for for Voice Majors with the Voice Faculty.

    New and Returning Students

    Additional choral audition times for both music and non-music majors choral auditions are scheduled during the first two days of classes, August 25-26.

    • Friday, August 22 from 1 to 6 pm; Returning Chapel Choir members
    • Saturday, August 23 from noon to 4 pm; Returning Chapel Choir members
    • Saturday, August 23 from 4 to 8 pm; Freshman Vocal Majors
    • Sunday, August 24 from noon to 4 pm; Freshman Vocal Majors
    • Monday, August 25 from 10 am to 8 pm; New and Returning Students
    • Tuesday, August 26 from 10 to 3 pm; New and Returning Students

    Community Members Interested in the Choral Union

     
    Alumni and all interested lovers of choral music throughout Central Ohio are invited to audition for The Choral Union on August 26 from 6:30 to 8 pm and/or by individual appointment. Call the Conservatory of Music at 614-236-6411 for audition dates and times.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Lynda R. Hasseler, professor of music and director of Choral Activities.