Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Folk Choir! We welcome all students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College to audition anytime during the year. You can find all the information you need to know about auditioning for the Folk Choir and other campus ensembles below. If you would like to familiarize yourself with some of the Folk Choir repertoire, please visit our Youtube channel.
Auditions for the Folk Choir are held separate from the general audition session for other campus ensembles. Folk Choir auditions will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 during Freshman Orientation weekend from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on the third floor of the Coleman-Morse Center. It is best to arrange an audition time with the Director before arriving to campus so that you are guaranteed a time slot. Though August 19th is our primary audition date, we often accept new members later in the school year. If you have missed the August audition date, but still wish to audition or find out more about the choir, please contact our director.
The audition process consists of three parts: 1) an informal interview, during which, the director will get to know you: your personality, your interests, and your expectations of the Choir; 2) vocal exercises, warm-ups, and singing a well-known hymn tune; and 3) a short sight reading example. The audition lasts about twenty minutes and you are free to ask questions at any point during this time.
If you would like to be considered for other music ensembles but still prefer the Folk Choir as your first choice, audition with us on Saturday. Decisions from the Director will be made and posted by the end of the day. If you do not make it into the Choir, you are free to go through the audition process at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for other campus ensembles. This audition is much shorter (about six to eight minutes long) and will be attended by the choral directors of the ensembles mentioned below.
The auditions held in DPAC are for the Glee Club, Liturgical Choir, Women’s Liturgical Choir, and University Chorale. You can find out more about these ensembles and others below at their respective websites:
- Basilica Choirs
- Campus Ministry Ensembles
- Music Department Ensembles
If you have any further questions about the Folk Choir or the audition process not answered here, please contact the Director of the Folk Choir.