Chamber Choir

UCSB Chamber Choir (photo by Tony Mastres)
Photo by Tony Mastres
 
MUS A 36, 136, 236
Conductor: Dr. Nicole Lamartine, Sorensen Director of Choral Music
Rehearsals: 5-7 pm Monday and Wednesday (by Synchronous Zoom in the Fall)
 
Are you inspired to be part of the excellence?
 
The UCSB Chamber Choir is the flagship choral ensemble at UCSB, representing excellence in vocal talent, musicianship, and professionalism. This SATB ensemble focuses on innovative programming including premieres and commissions to inspire a concert experience of exploration and intention. The Chamber Choir enjoys collaborations with professional music organizations throughout the area.  

Highlights for Fall Quarter:

  • Real-time singing and rehearsing together via Zoom or in person
  • A “deep dive” into musics of several cultures. Collaborations with guest speakers will teach us choral music from Moldova, the Chumash culture, New Zealand, American Bluegrass, and others.
  • An audio/ video “Postcard from UCSB Choirs” including a montage of our choral performances

HOW TO Audition for Chamber Choir:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2-5 pm and Wednesday, September 30 from 10 am-1:30 pm

STEP 2:  Go to the Signup Genius link at the end of the Audition Form to choose your audition appointment

FORMAT: UCSB Chamber Choir Audition 

** Auditions will take place via ZOOM, along with the graduate choral conducting students and Dr. La 
  1. Format:
    1. Sing a prepared piece from memory, a cappella. Art song, folk songs, legit musical theatre, and hymn tunes are appropriate.  
    2. Vocalizations to determine voice quality and range
    3. Musical Skills: rhythmic and melodic sightreading 
  1. Selection into the  ensemble is based on vocal talent, musical skills, and attitude/commitment/enthusiasm.
  2. Required Chamber Choir retreat: Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 5-9 pm
  3. Commitment to the ensemble is for the full academic year.

CALLBACKS for Chamber Choir: Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 7-9 pm via ZOOM

  • The audition excerpt and Zoom link will be emailed to the callback list by 5pm on Wednesday, 9/30.   
  • Each student will learn and sing their assigned part.  
  • There may be other elements such as foreign language pronunciation, musical analysis, or vocalization.
  • Demonstrate your best selves in accuracy, musicianship, and professionalism.
  • Schedule for Callbacks:
7:00-7:20  Basses only 
7:20-7:40  Tenors  only 
7:40-8:00  Altos only 
8:00-8:20  Sopranos only 
8:20           ALL SINGERS (prepared piece and other ensemble exercises) 
 
Results: emailed by noon Friday, October 2, 2020 
First Rehearsal: Monday, October 5, 2020 from 5-7 pm 
 
Questions? Contact Dr. La (lamartine@ucsb.edu)
 
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