Chorus

Auditions

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for the 2022-23 season at the Ohio Theatre, Room 1 on the lower level, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, August 15 & 16, starting at 6:30pm. 

To schedule an audition, interested singers should contact Chorus Director Ronald Jenkins by email at rjenkins@columbussymphony.com.

Each audition will last 8-10 minutes and consist of the following:

  1. The auditionee will prepare and sing a prepared piece of classical music of their own choosing—a simple piece is very acceptable. The purpose is to demonstrate the person’s voice and musicality. An accompanist is provided. Auditionees should bring three copies of the music—one for the pianist, one for the chorus conductor to follow, and one for themselves. Memorization is not necessary.
  2. Each person may be given ear-training/testing (repeating intervals) and be asked to vocalize.
  3. Each person may be asked to sight-read, often a Bach chorale.

Auditionees will be notified by email by Friday, August 19. If accepted to the chorus the first rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 23 at 7:15 pm in Room 1 of the Ohio Theatre. 

All auditionees must be fully vaccinated and must bring a copy of their vaccine card to the audition. All those auditioning must wear a mask to the audition but may remove it to sing. 

The chorus will begin preparing Orff's Carmina Burana for performances with the orchestra on September 30 and October 1.