Auditions

AUDITION GUIDELINES FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Inland Master Chorale invites experienced singers age 18 and above to audition. The Chorale has developed standards to ensure quality performances of fine choral literature. Membership in the Chorale means that you have achieved a certain level of musicianship, which is determined by an audition conducted by our Artistic Director, Dr. Joseph Modica, and Assistant Director, Anna DeLeon. Auditions are held each August and January for new members. Existing members are required to re-audition every five years.

Auditions include:

  • Vocal Range: Vocalizing to determine vocal range and voice part classification.
  • Tonal Memory: Singing back a series of notes played on the piano.
  • Sight Reading: Singing your part in a choral selection while the accompanist plays the other parts on piano.
  • Prepared Piece: Please choose and prepare a song that most clearly demonstrates the quality and versatility of your voice. Acceptable pieces include opera, oratorio arias, an art song in any language, or a ballad from a standard Broadway musical. You may be asked to sing all or part of this piece, but it need not be memorized. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring an extra copy of your music.
Open rehearsals will be held on August 20 and 27, 2019 for prospective members. We meet at Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands. Parking is available directly behind the Chapel, off of Brockton Ave. Please arrive at 7pm to check in and pick up music. Auditions are by appointment. You will need to schedule an audition time with VP of Membership Kim Biddick, and can sign up at either of the open rehearsals. You may also contact Kim at 909-633-8346 or kim.biddick@verizon.net Members are required to pay annual dues and purchase concert attire. To be eligible to sing a concert, no more than two rehearsals may be missed. Members are allowed to take a leave of absence for a maximum of one concert per season, otherwise they must re-audition.

REHEARSALS

Tuesday

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Frederick Loewe Recital Hall or Memorial Chapel
University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92374

Thank you for choosing the INLAND MASTER CHORALE!

2019-20 CONCERT SERIES

October 19-20, 2019:
Songs of the Underground Railroad
December 14-15, 2019:
Home for the Holidays
March 21-22, 2020:
Vox Populi: Songs of Our World
May 17, 2020 ONLY:
Carmina Burana (at U of R Memorial Chapel)

Performance Venue and Times

Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm