Auditions for each year’s choirs are held the previous May, with the exception of Chamber Singers and Barbershop/Beautyshop that are held in August at the beginning of the school year. Students wishing to be in Men’s Choir (men) or Concert Choir (women) do not need to audition. They can simply register for the class with their academic advisor. For students who wish to audition for A Cappella (intermediate women), Advanced Women’s Ensemble (advanced) and Madrigals (advanced mixed), they must go through the May audition. This audition consists of some vocal scales to determine vocal range and quality, an a cappella rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner until the word “gleaming” in a key of your choice, three tonal memory exercises, and a four-measure sight-singing exercise. See our links page for some resources to help you with your audition. Contact Mr. Hancock in early May at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition, or if you missed the May audition and would still like to audition, send him an email.