Audition Policies - All your Questions & Answers
Q: Who needs to complete this audition/registration form?
A: EVERYONE & ANYONE who is wishing to participating NU Choirs. YES, this includes all returning members, and including those who have signed up through MyNEU (The choral Society maintains a list of membership so your leaders can communicate with you).
Q: Who needs to audition?
A: All new students joining NU Chorus (MUSC 1904) and Small Chamber Ensemble MOSAIC (MUSC 1915) for the first time, AND anyone wishing to join Chamber Singers (all past chamber singers members and choral scholarship recipients need to audition for Chamber Singers). Please read the 2-part audition process below.
Returning singers, in auditioning for Chamber Singers, do NOT sing the same piece you sang at your last NU choir audition (yes, your song choice was noted at your last audition).
Q: Do I need to register for Choir as a class on MyNEU?
A: YES. It is a FREE one (1) credit, and this is now a requirement of the university (due to restrictions related to Covid-19). You need to register through MyNEU before completing this audition/registration form.
If you’re unsure how to register CHORUS as a class, please go to MyNU and look for MUSC1904 or MUSC1915.
If you're having trouble adding this as a class, please contact your academic advisor
Q:What to sing for my audition?
A: For Mosaic & Chorus only: Sing a song that best represents your choral/solo singing voice. Please do not sing a contemporary chart (that is, avoid jazz/pop charts). Some options might be: Danny Boy, America the Beautiful, and so forth. Accompaniment is optional.
Please do not sing a song of your voice part from a choir song (e.g. don't sing the tenor line from a song you know from your choir).
Returning singers: do NOT sing the same piece you sang at your last NU choir audition. [The video recording must show you singing, not a blank screen or audio file]
Do you need ideas for solo repertoire? -- music on imslp.org or cpdl are public domain.
For 24 Italian Songs & Arias, go here (IMSLP)
Danny Boy (arr. John Gribben on IMSLP)
Greensleeves (arr. Gilbert DeBenedetti)
Silent Noon (IMSLP)
Pie Jesu (Faure) on CPDL
If you are auditioning for CHAMBER SINGERS: download this version [pdf] of the anthem, learn your voice part and sing it from MEMORY at your audition. You need to select an IN-PERSON audition time (not zoom).
Q: The audition process:
A: There are two (2) parts to your audition.
Part 1: sing a solo song (no pop tunes).
Part 2: vocalize and musicianship with Dr. Chan.
(mask required in Dr. Chan's office. Bring your own mask.)
AUDITION TIMES for Spring Semester:
Monday Dec 12, 11am - 12:30pm (Ryder 369)
Tuesday Dec 13, 11am - 12:30pm (Ryder 369)
Thursday Jan. 5, 12noon - 1:30pm(Zoom)
Monday Jan. 9, 3pm - 4:20pm (Ryder 369)
Tuesday Jan. 10, 1pm - 3:3pm (Ryder 369)
Chamber Singers Call Back will take place Tuesday 1/10, at 8:15pm. This is by invite after audition.
Complete the Audition & Registration form to reserve your audition time with Dr. Chan.