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Choral Scholar (section leader) Auditions

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware, USA

Hi there, singing friends!

The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is looking for Choral Scholars (paid section leaders) for the 2014-2015 choir season. We are looking for one soprano, one alto and one tenor.

Singing for this Choir is such a great experience as our mission is to give students in the greater Wilmington area a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a semi-professional group of adult singers.

Learn more about how you can make a difference in the community, touch the lives of children in the area and sing FABULOUS repertoire. Below is a more information about auditions and the Choir School program.

Here is a recording of the Choir School:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbIuqGT9BjM

I hope to be hearing from you!
Arreon

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Position Title: Choral Scholar (paid section leader)
 
About the Organization: The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside a professional and semi-professional group of adult singers.
 
What We Are Looking For: The Cathedral Choir School is searching for and auditioning soprano, alto and tenor voice parts for the 2014-2015 choir season.  It is strongly suggested the sopranos audition as both sopranos and altos as women’s position are quite competitive. Choral Scholars rehearse with the Choir on Wednesday evenings in Wilmington, DE from 6:30-8:30.  The Choir sings nearly weekly on Sunday mornings, with occasional performances on other days presented on schedule.
 
Essential Skills:
  • Strong leadership skills
  • The ability and desire to support and foster a warm sense of community within the choir
  • Strong sight-singing and musicianship
  • A relaxed and healthy vocal production
  • Ability and willingness to sing as a soloist AND choir member (an even choral tone is desired)
  • The ability to match vowels and pitch
  • Awareness of vibrato as suggested by musical eras and composer styles
  • Familiarity with Anglican Chant (preferred, but certainly NOT required)
 
Audition Dates and Times:
Auditions will be held on Friday, July 25th from 4:00 pm-8:00pm and Saturday, July 26th from 12:00 (noon)-4:00 pm. Auditions should only take 15-20 minutes.  If these dates or times do not work, another time can be scheduled.
 
The Audition Process:
  • Candidates will submit a resume outlining choral/vocal experience during audition
  • Candidates will prepare an anthem
  • Candidates will be vocalized to explore range
  • Candidates will sight-sing a short excerpt
  • Candidates may sing an excerpt of an aria or art song a cappella (optional)
 
How to Schedule an Audition:
Please contact Arreon Harley, Director of Music and Operation, to schedule an audition. You may email him (aharley@ccsde.org) or call him at (302) 543-8657 ext. 1.