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AUDITIONS & FAQ

Auditions are closed until Winter 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This is a GREAT question! EVERY SINGLE PERSON WANTING TO AUDITION FOR A CHOIR IN FALL 2022 MUST FIRST FILL OUT THE SURVEY BELOW.

    AUDITION SURVEY CLOSED

    • You will have a choice between an “in-person” or “online” audition.
    • If you have any questions about auditions, please email the choral clerks at choralclerk1@byu.edu.
  • When you complete the audition survey, you will be given a link to sign up for an audition, whether online or in-person. Regardless of your choice, your audition will include:

    1. The singing of a specific hymn (outlined in heading 4 below).
    2. A few exercises to assess your sight-reading skills, tonal memory, and vocal range.

    3a. If I choose the online option, is there a deadline by which my audition video must be submitted?

    YES! You must submit your video by Monday, August 29th at 6:00pm MDT in order to be considered.

    3b. What do I do if I have technical problems while trying to submit an online audition?

    Please email the choral clerks immediately if you need assistance: choralclerk1@byu.edu.

    3c. Is there a way to try a practice online audition before I submit my official one?

    Yes. Please click here to complete a practice audition. You may complete as many practice auditions as you would like. The conductors will not watch any of the practice auditions.

    3d. Will there be callback auditions for Fall 2022?

    Yes, there will be callbacks for Fall 2022 auditions. The schedule is outlined below.

    BYU Singers
    Tuesday, August 30
    12:00 – 12:50 PM, Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    Mandatory meeting for EVERYONE 

    Callbacks by section - deJong Concert Hall Green Room, HFAC
    5:00 – 6:30 PM TENORS
    6:30 – 8:00 PM BASSES
    8:00 – 9:30 PM ALTOS
    9:30 – 11:00 PM SOPRANOS

    Concert Choir
    Tuesday, August 30
    2:00 – 2:50 PM, Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    Mandatory meeting for EVERYONE 

    Callbacks by section - Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    5:00 – 6:30 PM ALTOS
    6:30 – 8:00 PM SOPRANOS
    8:00 – 9:30 PM TENORS
    9:30 – 11:00 PM BASSES

    Men’s Chorus
    Wednesday, August 31
    4:00 – 4:50 PM, Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    Mandatory meeting for EVERYONE 

    Callbacks by section – deJong Concert Hall, HFAC
    5:00 – 6:30 PM Tenor 2
    6:30 – 8:00 PM Tenor 1

    Thursday, September 1
    Callbacks by section – Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    3:00 – 4:30 PM, Bass 1
    4:30 – 6:00 PM, Bass 2

    Women’s Chorus
    Wednesday, August 31
    3:00 – 3:50 PM, Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    Mandatory meeting for EVERYONE 

    Callbacks by section – Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    5:00 – 6:30 PM Soprano 2
    6:30 – 8:00 PM Soprano 1

    Thursday, September 1
    Callbacks by section – Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC
    6:00 – 7:30 PM Alto 2
    7:30 – 9:00 PM Alto 1

    3e. Announcement of final rosters

    After the audition process has finished, each auditionee will be informed of the result of their audition via email.

    3f. How do I register for choir?

    Once you’ve been accepted into a choir, you will receive a permission-to-add code for the class that you can use on BYU MyMAP. Please add the class to your schedule as soon as possible, as the deadline to add/drop is September 6, 2022.

  • All singers are asked to prepare the melody of one verse of a preselected hymn to sing a cappella, depending upon the singer’s voice part (see below). Please choose the voice part that feels the most comfortable for you. If you are unfamiliar with these hymns, please email our clerks at choralclerk1@byu.edu.

    To access sheet music of these hymns, please click here.

    SOPRANO I: Hymn #1 – please sing in E-flat major (starting pitch is Bb – You may skip the bars where Sopranos and Altos do not sing)

    SOPRANO II: Hymn #165 – please sing in F major (starting pitch is A)

    ALTO I: Hymn #100 – please sing in F major (starting pitch is A)

    ALTO II: Hymn #98 – please sing in G major (starting pitch is G)

    TENOR I: Hymn #220 – please sing in G major (starting pitch is D)

    TENOR II: Hymn #220 – please sing in E major (starting pitch is B)

    BARITONE: Hymn #100 – please sing in E major (starting pitch is G#)

    BASS: Hymn #130 – please sing in A major (starting pitch is C#)

    Click the links above for your starting pitches.

  • Yes. All singers are initially considered for every choir. Your audition video will be evaluated by all the conductors so they can place you in the ensemble that best suits your voice. Final placements are determined by considering singer interest, audition performance, and schedule availability.

  • Singers are encouraged to audition for the voice part with which they are most comfortable. However, each singer is thoroughly tested to determine her/his most appropriate voice part. The decision is made by considering the singer’s vocal range, color, clarity, etc.

  • No. We have hundreds of singers each year who major in something other than music. All students are encouraged and welcome to audition, regardless of experience or perceived ability level.

  • All choral ensembles are 1 credit courses. Times and course numbers are below:

    • BYU Singers (MUSIC 315R): MWF 1:00 – 1:50 PM, TTh 12:00 – 1:20 PM
    • Concert Choir (MUSIC 314R): MTW 2:00 – 2:50 PM, Th 1:30 – 2:50 PM
    • Women’s Chorus (MUSIC 313R): MTW 3:00 – 3:50 PM, F 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    • Men’s Chorus (MUSIC 312R): MTW 4:00 – 4:50 PM, Th 3:30 – 4:50 PM
    • University Chorale (MUSIC 311R, day section): MWF 12:00 – 12:50 PM
    • University Chorale (MUSIC 311R, evening section): TTh 4:00 – 5:30 PM