AUDITIONS FAQs

August 2021

 

Please be advised –

To assure the health and safety of all, you must meet one of the following:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Have recovered from a case of COVID-19

  • Have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of your audition

  • Have self-quarantined for 10 days prior to the audition

 

Should you learn that you have been exposed to COVID or infected with COVID at the time of the audition, please contact us at membership@musechoir.org as soon as possible so contact tracing can be done. Your name will not be shared during the contact tracing process.


 

How will I know the time of my audition?

Once you have submitted an Audition Request Form, someone from MUSE will contact you to schedule an audition time.


 

Where are auditions held?

MUSE Auditions are held at Community Matters at 2104 Saint Michael Street, Lower Price Hill, Cincinnati. View Larger Map. We will be meeting in the education building- just follow the signs.


 

What is the audition like?

Auditions are scheduled in 15 minute increments. When you arrive for your audition, there will be a small group of singing members who will meet you. They are there to answer questions and get to know you before your vocal audition. This informal interview is also considered part of your audition.

For your vocal audition, you will be expected to select and sing one piece. This piece can be any style you are comfortable with. You can sing your solo accompanied, (an accompanist is provided and please bring a copy of the music for the accompanist), a cappella or you may accompany yourself (guitar, tape, etc). Memorization is optional.

You will do a vocal warm-up as part of the audition and be asked to sight-sing a portion of another song. Sight-singing is not a requirement for acceptance as a singing member. Additionally, you will sing with other singers to hear your voice blend.

Relax! It will be fun.


 

When will I know if I made it?

You will receive a call in the days soon after your audition, whether you are invited to become a member or not. More information will then be sent to you about our schedule, your Buddy and other important details.


 

How many singers is MUSE looking for?

MUSE always strives to represent diversity within our membership and we encourage all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, sexual preferences, and musical styles to audition. The choir tries to maintain membership at 60-70, with balanced voice parts. On your audition day, we will know better which sections we are filling.

 

 

Where does MUSE rehearse?

MUSE rehearsals are held at Community Matters at 2104 Saint Michael Street, in Lower Price Hill. It is possible that we will meet at an outdoor venue in the fall as weather permits. More information will be provided.


 

What is expected of me as a member of MUSE?

Rehearsals are 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. on Mondays. This year we will produce 1 major concert  and have 10 or more run-outs . The expectation is that every singing member will participate in the concert and in 70% of the run-out events. 

 

 

What kind of support can I expect in MUSE?

There are several people in the choir who are available to help you learn about MUSE and are committed to making your first year as easy and enjoyable as possible. Each section has a music section leader and a membership section leader. Marti Mohar and Angie Denov are the Membership Chairs. Each new member is assigned a “buddy” who will be the one to explain, remind and provide support for you when you need it. The artistic and administrative staffs are also available to assist you.