To Schedule an Appointment to Audition for a performing group:


Concert Choir – Mrs. Elaine Carty – 573-221-3675 ext. 3270 or

Concert Band – Ms. Julie Reese – 573-221-3675

Chamber Choir – Mrs. Elaine Carty – 573-221-3675 ext. 3270 or


How do I prepare for the Audition?

Auditions for Concert Choir & Chamber Choir:

  1. vocalization to determine range and tone color
  2. pitch retention
  3. reading/following  S, A, T, or B
  4. presentation of an art song (contest piece) is preferred; however, any type of song will be accepted.

*Because we cannot guarantee that an accompanist will be available at your audition time, please have your own accompanist/teacher make a CD recording of the accompaniment to your song.

Auditions for Concert Band

  1. Performance of a prepared solo or etude, 2 or 3 major scales selected at random, demonstration of your range using the chromatic scale from lowest to highest, sight reading,
  2. Percussionists: you will be asked to give a demonstration of your rudimental techniques
  3. If auditioning by video, include a letter of recommendation from either your Band Director or private instructor concerning your sight-reading ability.


Scholarship Information:


Music Majors:

Upon auditioning, you will be considered for a $6,000 Music Major Scholarship which is guaranteed each year for 4 years and is in addition to your academic scholarship.  This scholarship requires participation in a minimum of 2 ensembles and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Non Music Majors:

For non-music majors, there are performance scholarships of up to $2,000 available for participation in any ensemble.

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