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Choral Ensembles Auditions

KSU Choral Ensembles are open to students of any major.

Find out more!

KSU Choral Reception
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom, Room 306ABC

All students interested in joining a KSU Choir should plan to attend! Learn more about each ensemble, meet faculty, directors and sign up for your audition. Light refreshments will also be served.

Audition Information

Chorale, Coro Cantare, Cantique

  • Who needs to audition: Anyone interested in joining a choir needs to audition for placement.
  • When: Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. 
  • Based on these auditions, students will be placed in the ensemble that best fits their abilities.

Click here to fill out the Audition Interest Form

Gospel Choir and Kent Chorus

  • Placement auditions will be held during the first rehearsal for Gospel Choir (Aug. 26) and Kent Chorus (Aug. 27).

Here’s what you’ll do for the audition

  • Vocalizing to assess tone quality and range
  • Aural skills exercises such as pitch matching and melodic memory
  • Rhythm reading
  • Sight reading
  • No need to bring a prepared song!

Nova Jazz Singers

Auditions are held with Dr. Venesile. For more information, please visit their page here

Audition Advice

Preparation

  • Don’t stop singing over the summer, keep using your voice!
  • Do the vocal exercises you’ve done with previous choirs.
  • Practice pitch matching. Play three notes and match each.
  • Play a four-note melody and sing it back.
  • Practice sight-reading and rhythm skills.
  • A little bit of practice will go a long way!

Audition Day

  • WARM UP! It is important that your voice is warmed up before you audition.
  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out an audition form.
  • If you need to change your audition, please remove your reserved time on the online form and then set a new time.
  • Placement audition results will be emailed to you by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Registration 

Leave room in your schedule for the choir of your choice. You can register after the audition results are announced.