January 21, 2021

AUDITION FOR LC CHOIRS and SINGING OPPORTUNITIES!

LC has a phenomenal choir program, and it WILL be happening remotely during the time of COVID, using cool, innovative virtual technology.
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LC has a phenomenal choir program, and it WILL be happening remotely during the time of COVID, using cool, innovative virtual technology.

 

LC Singing FAQs:

 

Do I have to have singing experience?
No, we have singing opportunities for all levels of experience, from total beginners to known choir geeks.

When do I register for choir or voice lessons?
First, we’ll place you in the correct section, and then you can register during the Add/Drop period once you know where you’ve been placed. These are all 1-credit classes that can be added on top of your regular 4-credit classes.

How often do these meet?
During COVID, choirs either meet twice a week for an hour each time (Cappella Nova and Voces Auream, our smaller groups), or they meet once a week for an hour and a half (Community Chorale, our larger group). Voice lessons meet once per week.

Who are our teachers in the choir/voice area?
We’re professional musicians who love to sing, in many styles, and we love working with LC students. Please read about us here: https://college.lclark.edu/departments/music/faculty/#voice

Are there any fees?
For choirs, there are no fees, other than providing a long-sleeved black top of your choice if you don’t already have one (we have an inclusive dress code that allows students to choose their black concert attire within some general parameters).

For voice lessons, if you’re not a music major or a music scholarship recipient, there is a fee of $550/semester. Once you declare the music major, your primary lessons are free! If you’re interested in auditioning for a music scholarship for next year, you’ll want to fill out this form and audition by February 13.

What will you do for performances during COVID?
We will mostly be filming ourselves creating videos that we’ll edit, stream, and even have watch parties!

What is your audition procedure? I’ve heard that it’s easy and painless. True?
True! For choir placement auditions, you don’t have to prepare anything in advance - we’ll walk you through it! Please email Kathy FitzGibbon at klf@lclark.edu to set up a placement audition.

For voice lesson placement, please email Sue McBerry at mcberry@lclark.edu.

If I’ve sung with a choir at LC before, do I need to audition again?
You don’t need to audition again if you’d like to stay in the same choir you were in
previously. Just go ahead and register! But if you are interested in switching choirs, then please do a choir audition again this semester.