Auditions

Join us for our 7th Season and sing with Sounds of Blackness while we support Twin Cities Rise!

Auditions for next season are:

  • Oct. 28: 10:00 a.m. – Noon (10-minute time slots)
  • Oct. 29: Noon – 2:00 p.m. (10-minute time slots)
  • Nov. 14: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (10-minute time slots)

Audition Pieces:

  • “Flight Song” by Kim André Arnesen
    • Sopranos and Altos should prepare m. 20 – 29 and m. 34 – 41
    • Tenors and Basses should prepare m.  7 – 16 and 32 – 41

Find the music, recordings, and other information here:   https://www.kimarnesen.com/flight-song-satb 

  • “America the Beautiful”  (melody).  Please sing this as if you were singing it in a choir;  no fancy solo moments, just good, healthy choral sound.  If you’d like to sing it a cappella, you may choose any key.  Otherwise, we have both a low and high version if you’d like Steve to accompany you.

Make sure that you have read our Participation Guidelines.  

 

 

Sign up HERE for your 10-minute audition slot!

Plan to arrive at your audition 10 minutes early to fill out a form and to take a few deep breaths before you sing. Auditions are held at Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul.  EASY directions/PARKING INFOhttps://cpcstpaul.org/directions/   There should be spots available in the MPR Parking Lot at 9th and Minnesota. We have use of that lot during both Audition dates.

Skills we are looking for in our singers:

  • Ability to match pitch and blend
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to sing with musicality
  • Attitude of collaboration, productivity, and helpfulness
  • We also ask your current/past experience in a choir — we take that into consideration as well (such as singing in a college-level choir, or in an auditioned community choir)

A few helpful hints for a great audition:

  1. Be prepared! VocalPoint rehearsals move quickly — we look for singers who are ready for each rehearsal
  2. Mistakes happen! That’s OK; take instruction quickly and easily, as that’s a trait we look for in our singers. Mistakes won’t ruin your audition, but a bad attitude or not improving might
  3. We aren’t looking for solo voices; we are more interested in people who can learn quickly, blend well, and offer good musicality to our choir

Check back here and follow VocalPoint on Facebook for updates.  Email info@vocalpointchorus.org with questions.