Concert Rehearsal

Concert Rehearsal

Modified 2020-2021 Auditions

ACS's 2020-2021 season will start online in September 2020. Your audition will include an audition application and either: 

  • a video submission of a song you feel comfortable singing, or 
  • a placement audition with our artistic director via phone or Zoom.

We will use everything we learn about your voice to place your in the perfect section of the Asheville Choral Society.

Please review general membership information to learn more about membership dues and expectations in advance of your application and audition.

Submit an audition application  to get started!

Typical Audition Requirements  

Your audition will include the following:  

  • Prepared piece. Select a piece that you feel best demonstrates your vocal ability. Depending on the applicant, prepared pieces vary from virtuosic arias and art songs to popular and Broadway songs to simple hymns and folk songs. In addition to a copy for yourself, you will need to provide one copy of the music, in the key you will be singing, for accompaniment. Memorization is not required.  

  • Vocalization. You will be asked to vocalize to determine range and vocal qualities.  
  • Sight-reading. You will be asked to sight-read a short, simple musical selection. You will not be expected to sight-read without piano accompaniment.  
  • Foreign language pronunciation. The music director will pronounce a few words or phrases in Latin, German, Italian or French. You will be asked to repeat them.  

A typical audition is 10 minutes long. The only people present will be you and the music director who will also be your accompanist.  

The Asheville Choral Society welcomes members without regard to age, race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.  

Apply for an Audition  

To apply for an audition, please complete the following online audition questionnaire, after which you will be contacted to schedule your audition. 

AUDITION FORM 

If you have any questions or have difficulty with the form, please call the ACS office at (828) 367-7350. or email us using the contact form.