What is the audition process like? Do I have to prepare a piece ahead of time?

The audition consists of two parts: the musical audition and the interview. The entire process should take approximately 45 minutes. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check in with singer volunteers. Then, you will meet individually with our Artistic Director, Lori Tennenhouse.

During the musical audition, the Artistic Director will ask you to:

  • Sing scales and warm-ups (to determine tone quality and range)
  • Repeat simple melodic patterns (to ascertain tonal memory/pitch recognition)
  • Sight-read an excerpt (to determine your level of reading skill), although, sight-reading ability is not required
  • You should come prepared to sing a song you feel best demonstrates your vocal talent. This piece can be any style you are comfortable with.  You may bring sheet music, sing from memory, sing acappella or bring an instrument recording to sing with.

During the interview, you will meet with at least one board member who will fill you in on information you need to decide if the GRWC is right for you, such as:

  • Our mission
  • Our vision
  • Our culture
  • Member responsibilities
  • Our schedule

This will be an opportune time for you to ask any questions you may have about our organization.