C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions FOR ALL VOICEPARTS on Thursday, Mar. 19 from 7-10PM, location TBA. The audition will consist of vocalizing for range and timbre, a prepared piece which will be e-mailed one week beforehand, rhythmic and melodic sight singing, a blending exercise, and a mini-interview if time allows.
C4 is a semi-professional choir that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning both as a presenting ensemble and an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the emerging composers and conductors who form the core of the group. It is one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last 25 years. The repertoire is challenging and requires members to have excellent musicianship skills and sight reading ability. Singers should have choral experience and a strong interest in contemporary music.
The group performs three concert cycles per season, and a small honorarium is paid to members for each cycle. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 PM with few exceptions. In addition to the Thursday rehearsals, the group will also rehearse approximately two Saturdays each cycle.
Those interested in setting up an audition, please e-mail by Mar. 8, with a copy of your resume and a short statement describing why you are interested in performing in a contemporary choral collective. Initiating contact after Mar. 8 will reduce the chance of your being given a slot. Visit www.c4ensemble.org/ for more information about the group and audio samples.