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Audition Information

Sacramento Master Singers

Audition dates/times
Schedule an audition by contacting Dr. Hughes at the e-mail or phone below.
Audition venue Arcade Church, 3927 Marconi Ave., Sacramento
Audition contact Dr. Ralph Edward Hughes, Conductor,, (916) 730-7055 or
Julie Jenness, Business Manager,
Voice part openings All sections (particular need for low basses, low altos and high sopranos)
Experience or other requirements Ability to read music
Audition procedure

A committee consisting of the choir’s director and section leaders conducts the auditions. For the audition, please be prepared to:

• Sing a short expressive solo (This can be an art song, familiar hymn or song — the emphasis should be on expressive singing. Songs with a piano accompaniment are preferred. An accompanist will be provided.)

• Sightsing three different exercises/excerpts that will be provided at the audition

• Be guided through vocal exercises to demonstrate your entire range

• Perform some common melodic intervals (such as Perfect 4th and Major 3rd)

A short series of questions will be asked regarding your choral experience and you will have a chance to ask us questions regarding the choir.

Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., late August through May.  Additional rehearsals will be required.
Place of rehearsals Arcade Church, 3927 Marconi Ave., Sacramento
Dates/venues of upcoming performances TBA
Other commitments Approximately one extra rehearsal per month

"The Sacramento Master Singers, under the direction of Dr. Ralph Hughes, have established themselves as the area’s premier chamber choir. Established in 1982, the singers delight, challenge and inspire their audiences with seasons programmed to include premieres, classics and a wide array of musical selections.

"A dynamic part of Sacramento’s arts community, the choir presents six to ten concerts each season, and has received recognition for its artistic excellence. National and area premieres performed by the Master Singers include Benjamin Britten’s A.M.D.G., Arvo Part’s Te Deum, Robert Levin’s new completion of Mozart’s Requiem, and Alfred Schnittke’s Requiem.

"The choir is proud of its collaboration with many of the Sacramento area’s visual and performing artists, including the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Sacramento Children’s Chorus, Folsom Symphony, American River College Jazz Bands, Capital Jazz Project, the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, the Sacramento Youth Symphony, the CSUS Percussion Group, the Sacramento Opera, R.S.V.P. and Celebration Arts."

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