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Audition information (ensembles)

Please contact Erin Freeman, Director of Choral Activities, with any questions: efreeman@vcu.edu

  • If you are interested in participating in Women’s Choir or Commonwealth Singers auditions will take place during the first days of each semester.
  • If you are interested in Choral Arts Society there is no formal audition.

Auditions for the Fall Semester are complete.  Auditions for Spring Semester will be announced in late October.

VCU Music Choral Ensembles (open to all students)

Women’s Choir, APPM 378. Conductor: Rebecca Tyree
Women’s Choir is an auditioned ensemble that delves into the greatest repertoire for female voices. An audition is required. Auditions to be held during the first week of classes.
We meet TTh from 2-3:25 p.m. 1 credit.

Commonwealth Singers, APPM 358. Conductor: Erin Freeman
Commonwealth Singers is a select mixed ensemble with a reputation for musical excellence. An audition is required. Auditions to be held during the first week of classes.
We meet MWF from noon-1:15 p.m. 1 credit.

Choral Arts Society, APPM 359. Conductor: Erin Freeman 
Choral Arts Society is a mixed ensemble bringing the joy of singing to the VCU community & beyond. No Audition Required. Students will be screened for voice part placement and general musicianship on the first day of class in August.
We meet MW from 1:30-2:50 p.m. 1 credit.

Vocal Chamber Ensemble, APPM 377. Instructor: Erin Freeman
The Vocal Chamber Ensembles are small ensembles that study and perform a wide variety of a cappella and chamber music.  Throughout the semester students develop rehearsal techniques, work on ensemble sound, diction and communication, and explore performance practices for the repertoire studied. Students will learn leadership techniques through self-directed rehearsals and receive hands-on coaching from instructors. We meet Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30. 1 credit.