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Mark Kloepper, Music Director
Carly Thornburg, Executive Director


For Chorus Members

Our next auditions will be held on August 28th, 2022 between 1:00-4:00pm. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out this form.

Vocal evaluations for continuing chorus members and initial auditions for potential new members are held regularly each August and during the year as needed to fill special concert requirements.

The musical literature that we perform is varied and challenging (see Repertoire). Those who have previously performed this type of music are invited to audition.

Applicants should have experience performing in an a cappella group. They should have accurate pitch and timing and the ability to blend vocally. During your 15-minute audition, Director Mark Kloepper will ask you to sing a classical piece of your own choosing. Please bring a copy of your music for the piano accompanist that we provide. Your audition piece does not need to be memorized. Mark will also ask you to sight-read some choir music as part of the audition and will work with you to determine which voice part in our choir might be best for you.

Contact the chorus office at for more information.


Photo by Rodger Pickett

For Soloists

During the concert season, soloists are often selected from the chorus membership, particularly for short solos. Members may also be asked to form small ensembles for some works. Featured solo roles are usually awarded by contract. Featured soloists receive stipends covering rehearsals and performance. Interested soloists should submit a resumé and a short tape recording of a previous solo performance to the chorus office. Final soloist selection will require an in-person audition with the Music Director.

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