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GCC Choral Department Holds Auditions for Spring 2018

Auditions will be held Jan. 16-19. Callbacks are Jan. 19-20.

Students auditioning for any choirs must attend the first choir class on Jan. 16 and 17 in MU1-101 (See Music 1 building map).

If you like to sing and perform, plan on auditioning for one of GCC's four choirs:

  • Concert Choir (course: MUP 153)
    Meets: Mon./Wed. 10-10:50 a.m., and Tue./Thurs. 10-11:15 a.m.
    Audition requirements:
    • Meet at 10 a.m. for first class on Jan. 17 in MU1-101. 
    • You will be asked to sing the melody of "America the Beautiful" with members of your own voice part to determine if you can blend.
    • You will be asked to sing your particular voice part (SATB) on "America the Beautiful."
    • You will have an individual audition with Dr. Kriegel on Jan. 16-18.
    • During your individual audition, you will be asked to sing scales to determine your range.
    • You will be asked to match pitch and will be tested for pitch memory.
    • Callbacks: You will be asked to sing your voice part (SATB) in a quartet on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. You must audition in assigned quartets, one on each part.
       
  • Community Choir (course: MUP 150)
    Meets: Mon. 7:10-9:50 p.m.
    Audition requirements:
    • Meet at 7:10 p.m. for first class on Jan. 23 in MU1-101.
    • You will be asked to sing the melody of "America the Beautiful" with members of your own voice part to determine if you can blend with other voices.
    • You will be asked to sign your particular voice part (SATB) on "America the Beautiful."
  • Vocal Jazz (course: MUP 154AA)
    Meets: Tue./Thurs. 2:15-3:30 p.m.
    Audition requirements (for 2-3 sopranos, 2-3 altos, 2 tenors, 2 basses):
    • Meet at 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 17 in MU1-101.
    • You need to have an individual audition with Dr. Kriegel and prepare a short vocal jazz piece.
    • You will be asked to sing and vocalize in the vocal jazz style.
    • You will be asked to scat-sing.
    • Reading music is desired.
    • Callbacks: On Thursday, Jan. 19 at 2:15 p.m. you will be asked to sing your voice part (SATB) in a quartet.
       
  • Chamber Singers (course: MUP 182)
    Meets: Mon./Wed./Fri. 12-12:50 p.m.
    Audition requirements (for 5 sopranos, 5 altos, 5 tenors, 5 basses):
    • Meet at 12 p.m. for first class on Jan. 18 in MU1-101.
    • You will be asked to sing the melody of "America the Beautiful" with members of your own voice part to determine if you can blend.
    • You will be asked to sing your particular voice part (SATB) on "America the Beautiful."
    • You must have an individual audition with Dr. Kriegel first. For it, you need to prepare a short classical art song in any language. You will be asked to match pitch and will be tested on pitch memory. You will be asked to sing scales to determine your range.
    • Read music is desired.
    • Callbacks: On Friday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. you will be asked to sing your voice part (SATB) in a quartet and be able to sustain your part in a 4-part choral piece.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Kriegel at 623-845-3724 or email at kevin.kriegel@gccaz.edu.

We encourage students who are planning to transfer course credits to a university music program to contact the Director of GCC Choral Arts before enrolling in any classes.

Contact:

Faculty

Room: MU 1, 103
Phone: (623) 845-3724
kevin.kriegel@gccaz.edu