Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the William & Mary Choir. Auditions for the W&M Choir (MUSC E04), Barksdale Treble Chorus (MUSC E05), Botetourt Chamber Singers (MUSC E07), and Ebony Expressions Gospel Choir (MUSC E99) are currently closed until Spring 2024. For more information about the Choir and the audition process, email our current director, Dr. Daniel Parks (email@example.com), or our current President, Amanda Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Choir rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30 to 5:20 during the academic year.
The approximately eight-minute audition will consist of vocalization, sight reading and a short conversation about your background and interest in music. A single audition allows you to be considered for any or all of the four choirs. You are not required to prepare an audition piece but are welcome to perform a song of your choosing if you wish (singing either unaccompanied or providing your own accompaniment). For further information please contact Dr. Parks (email@example.com).
Membership in these choirs is open to any student, and academic credit is given for participation (1 credit per semester). New members of these ensembles are selected only at the beginning of the fall semester as membership is considered a full year’s commitment. Exceptions are made for transfer students and others who arrive on campus in the spring semester, having taken the fall semester off.
Registration: Since all the departmentally-sponsored choirs (W&M Choir, Botetourt Chamber Singers, Barksdale Treble Chorus, and Ebony Expressions Gospel Choir) are auditioned, it is not possible for prospective members to register for these choirs in advance of the beginning of classes. Following auditions, all those who are offered and accept membership in the Choir will be given an instructor override to register. Those individuals then have until the end of the drop/add period to register themselves (drop/add lasts for about a week and half at the beginning of classes). For now, if you are interested in membership you should keep the class time slot for Choir open (MWF 3:30-5:20) in your schedule pending the results of auditions.