Choral Ensemble Audition dates:

Winter 2016:
January 4 - 5 (All Choirs: Priority Consideration)
January 6 (Vocal Union; other choirs late auditions)

Spring 2016:
April 15 - 16 (All Choirs: Priority Consideration)
April 18 (late auditions)

Fall 2016:
September 9 - 10 (All Choirs: Priority Consideration)
September 12 (Vocal Union; other choirs late auditions)

Winter 2016 Audition Signup Sheet - click here to sign up for an audition time (All auditioned choirs will be singing in General Conference, April 2016!)

Collegiate Singers:

  • WHO: Singers with previous experience in an auditioned choir at BYU-Idaho may audition for Dr. Kempton or Dr. Ashby directly; others MUST sing a preliminary audition
  • WHEN: Main auditions begin 1-2 days before classes begin each semester
  • WHERE: Snow Building-sign up in hallway near 282B and C
  • PREPARE: A memorized song or hymn (60-90 seconds); range and skills check

Concert Choir:

  • WHO: Singers with previous experience in an auditioned choir at BYU-Idaho may audition for Dr. Brower or Dr. Ashby directly; others MUST sing a preliminary audition
  • WHEN: Main auditions begin 1-2 days before classes begin each semester
  • WHERE: Snow Building-sign up in hallway near 282B and C
  • PREPARE: No prepared solo is required for the audition - applicants must participate in a live singing audition

Men's Choir:

  • WHO: All men, no previous experience necessary; desire to learn and ability to match pitch required
  • WHEN: Voice placement auditions begin 1-2 days before classes start (see dates above) and continue through first week of classes
  • WHERE: Snow 282 hallway until classes begin; after classes begin, contact instructor in class (Snow 269)
  • PREPARE: Men will be asked to sing a melody and/or part of a hymn (no preparation of the hymn is necessary) Those interested in being considered for Men's Choir should officially register for the class prior to the audition. The course is MUSIC 315..
  • Significant preliminary communication will be via campus email to those registered in the course.

Women's Choir:

  • WHO: Any ladies may audition. Previous choral experience in an auditioned choir is desirable. 
  • WHEN: Private auditions begin 1-2 days before classes begin each semester
  • WHERE: Snow Building-sign up in hallway near 282B and 282C
  • PREPARE: there will be a range and skills check, and some sightreading 
  • CALLBACK AUDITIONS: A second audition (the Callback) for those who pass the private audition is held during the choir class time.

Women's Glee:

  • No audition required. Register now for Music 313.

Vocal Union:

  • WHO: Student vocalists who have prior choir or other group vocal experience. Jazz choir experience is desirable but not required. Private lessons are encouraged. All participants must be in compliance with the BYU-Idaho Honor Code and be in good academic standing .
  • WHEN: Preliminary audtions begin 1-2 days before school begins in September and January. Vocal Union does not meet during the spring semester.
  • WHERE: Snow Building - sign up in the hallway near 282B and C
  • WHAT: Interested applicants should prepare a 60 second excerpt of a jazz standard that demonstrates their best vocal range, performance, and ability. Any attempts at "stylizing" the piece (scoops, slides, etc.) should demonstrate good musical taste. In addition, you may be asked to sightread a short melody and/or rhythm.
  • For additional information please contact Sis. Brower at browern@byui.edu