CHORAL & VOICE

2022/2023 FACULTY OF MUSIC CHOIRS AT A GLANCE

  • MacMillan Singers: Mon & Wed 3:00-5:00pm Jamie Hillman
  • Chamber Choir: Mon & Wed 3:00-5:00pm Lori-Anne Dolloff
  • Soprano/Alto Chorus: Tues & Thurs 3:00-5:00pm Elaine Choi
  • Tenor/Bass Chorus: Tues & Thurs 3:00-5:00pm Thomas Burton

Please read through the requirements and procedures below (scroll down for UVA information for Voice students).

NOTE: Auditions are a requirement of the Faculty of Music and assigned appointments must be kept. Make-up auditions are difficult to schedule and will be granted only on the basis of medical documentation or for extraordinary circumstances with notification in advance and permission granted by the Choir Faculty and/or Voice Department. These requests should be submitted directly to the Performance Office, performance.music@utoronto.ca

All Choirs Meeting:  Friday, September 9, 3:00-4:00pm, Walter Hall


Choral Ensembles for Non-Voice Students (including Piano, Organ and Accordion Majors)

Auditions are required for all Faculty of Music Ensembles. These auditions will determine choir ensemble assignments for the 2022-23 academic year.

ENSEMBLE ASSIGNMENTS are based on the quality of audition performance, musicianship, ensemble background, and level of singing skill. The Audition Faculty will include Choir Conductors.

Choir Placement Auditions will be done in-person this year.

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Warm up room numbers are listed in brackets on the schedules.
  • An accompanist will be provided.

NON-VOICE students in any program:

  1. Prepare and sing TBA in ANY comfortable key, on text. If the key of F Major is too high for you, for example, lower the key. You will be accompanied by a pianist. (You do not need to provide the pianist). You are not required to memorize the piece.
  2. Aural skills test: two short sing-backs on a vowel/neutral syllable
  3. Sight-sing a short melody on a vowel/neutral syllable or on solfège (your choice)
  4. Range check – One of the choral conductors will lead you through simple exercises to get a better sense of your range
  • Choir Information Form, bring a copy with you to your audition.

If you have any questions, please contact the Performance Office

 


UNIFIED VOCAL AUDITIONS FOR CHOIR PLACEMENTS, MASTER CLASSES, PERFORMANCES and DESIGNATED AWARDS

Unified Vocal Auditions are required for all voice students in all programs (graduate and undergraduate) at the Faculty of Music. These UVAs determine both your ensemble and solo performance assignments for the 2022-23 academic year, as well as your consideration for designated awards and master classes.

Ensemble assignments are made based on the quality of your audition performance, ensemble background, musicianship and vocal skill.

Determinations will be made at this time for:  UVA Opportunities 2022 (to come)

The Audition Faculty will include Voice Instructors and Choir Conductors as appropriate.

UVAs will be done in-person this year.

  • Tuesday, September 6 – Opera, Historical, Masters, DMA
  • Wednesday, September 7 – Undergraduate 1st & 2nd year Performance, all years Comprehensive, Education, History Culture Theory, Composition
  • Thursday, September 8 – Undergraduate 3rd & 4th year Performance, Artist Diploma (non-opera undergrad)
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Warm up room numbers are listed in brackets on the schedules.
  • An accompanist will be provided. Students must use the accompanist provided.

ALL VOICE STUDENTS IN ALL PROGRAMS AND YEARS OF STUDY:

  • Prepare TBA.
  • Please bring a copy of your music for the accompanist.

In addition (for choral ensemble auditions only, no matter your program of study):

  • Aural skills test: two short sing-backs on a vowel/neutral syllable
  • Sight-sing a short melody on a vowel/neutral syllable or on solfège (your choice)
  • Range check – One of the choral conductors will lead you through simple exercises to get a better sense of your range
  • Choir Information Form, bring a copy with you to the audition

If you have any questions, please contact the Performance Office

 


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