UCSB Chamber Choir on beach

Course Information

MUS A 36, 136, 236

Conductor: Dr. Nicole Lamartine, Sorensen Director of Choral Music

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays 12-1:50 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall

UCSB Chamber Choir (SATB)


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. 


HOW TO AUDITION for Chamber Choir: 

STEP 1:  Fill out this Form

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

Tuesday, 9/21   2-5pm Geiringer

Wednesday, 9/22 10-2pm Room 1219


FORMAT: UCSB Chamber Choir Audition 

** Auditions will take place with Dr. La and three graduate choral conducting students

  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 
  4. Watch an example here!


CALLBACKS for Chamber Choir: Friday, Sept. 24   12-1:50pm  Geiringer Hall

  • The audition excerpt will be emailed to the callback list by noon on Thursday, 9/23 
  • 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:

12:00-12:20  Basses only 

12:20-12:40  Tenors  only 

12:40-1:00  Altos only 

1:00-1:20  Sopranos only 

1:20  ALL SINGERS (prepared piece and other ensemble exercises) 


Other Important Information:

  1. Results:  emailed by 5pm Friday, 9/24 
  2. First Rehearsal:  Monday, Sept.  27, 12pm in Geiringer Hall 
  3. Selection into the ensemble is based on vocal talent, musical skills, and attitude/commitment/enthusiasm.
  4. Required Chamber Choir retreat:  Sunday, Oct. 10, 5-9pm
  5. Commitment to the ensemble is for the full academic year.


Please reach out with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you in September!