CHORAL & VOICE

Information for 2024/2025 will be posted in early July.

2023/2024 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 Kathleen Allan
  • 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 8, 3:00-4:00pm


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 2023-24 academic year.

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

Choir Placement Auditions will be done in-person.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    Choral NonVoice EPA 2023 (as of Sept 1)

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Students are identified in the schedules by the last 5 digits of their student number.
  • An accompanist will be provided.

NON-VOICE students in any program:

  1. Prepare and sing Loch Lomond
    • Please sing one verse only, your choice
    • Go directly to the third ending
    • You will be accompanied by a pianist, an accompanist will be provided
    • 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.

Results will be posted on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 3:00pm.
All Choirs Meeting:  Friday, September 8, 3:00-4:00pm

If you would like to audition for any other ensembles, or if you have any questions, please contact the Performance Office


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

Information for 2024/2025 will be posted in early July.

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 2023-24 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, in addition to ensemble repertoire needs.

Determinations will be made at this time for:  UVA Opportunities 2023 2024

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

UVAs will be done in-person.

Schedules:

  • Tuesday, September 5 – Opera, Historical, Masters, DMA
    UVAs Hist Op MM DMA 2023 (as of Sept 1)
  • Wednesday, September 6 – Undergraduate (non-Opera)
    UVAs Undergrad 2023 (as of Sept 1)
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Students are identified in the schedules by the last 5 digits of their student number.
  • An accompanist will be provided. Students must use the accompanist provided.

ALL VOICE STUDENTS IN ALL PROGRAMS AND YEARS OF STUDY:

  • Prepare 1 or 2 selections (song and/or aria) with a combined total of no more than 4 minutes.
  • Please bring a copy of your music for the accompanist. An accompanist will be provided. Students must use the accompanist provided.

In addition (for Undergraduate choral ensemble auditions only, regardless of your program/year of study):

Choral Placement Auditions will happen directly following your UVA, in a nearby room.

  • 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, complete the form and bring a copy with you to the audition
  • Ensemble Placement Results will be posted on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 3:00pm.
  • All Choirs Meeting:  Friday, September 8, 3:00-4:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact the Performance Office


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