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Brock Choral Ensembles 2021-2022

Open by audition to all students, faculty, staff & members of the Niagara community.

CONTACT Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff at rrensinkhoff@brocku.ca

FACEBOOK Brock University Choral Activities

CHOIR AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS 2021-2022

 

Click HERE to book your online Choir Audition.

The audition will include:

  • Sight-singing of two short melodies
  • Clapping a rhythmic excerpt
  • Sing-backs of several melodies played for you
  • Short discussion about your musical background and experience

PRIOR to your Audition, please complete the following steps: 

  • PREPARE A RECORDING and submit it with your Choir Information Form (see below) at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled hearing. For this recording (audio or video file, your choice), please sing along with this accompaniment, carefully follow these instructions:
    • Sing The Ash Grove along with the accompaniment. ​Please note that it is played in the key of F major even though the pdf score is in G major. Please just sing along with the F major accompaniment. When you record yourself, please wear headphones so that the accompaniment cannot be heard in the recording. I suggest plugging the headphones into your computer to hear the accompaniment and recording yourself singing with a phone device. Please state your name at the beginning of the recording.
    • Sing along with the range exercises that follow (using the same procedure—headphones on). When the range gets too high or too low, stop singing and wait for the next exercise. Try this a few times as it will help warm up your voice!          

It is recommended that you practice with the entire recording more than once before preparing your final submission.

FILL OUT THIS Choir Information Form no later than 12 hours prior to your scheduled online audition. Note that your recording must also be sent to rrensinkhoff@brocku.ca (wetransfer.com is recommended for easy transfer of files by email).

WHEN DOES CHOIR MEET?

University Choir

Mixed voice ensemble for soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices
Open to students, staff & faculty of Brock University 

Mondays – 2:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Wednesdays – 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm (Sopranos & Altos only)
Wednesday – 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm (Tenors & Basses only)

Sora Singers

Upper voice ensemble for soprano & alto voices
Open to all members of the Brock AND wider Niagara community

Thursdays – 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Special Events

SHARED PERSPECTIVES

LIVE TALKS FEATURING GUEST CONDUCTORS, COMPOSERS, AND VOCAL CHORAL SPECIALISTS

BROCK UNIVERSITY CHORAL ACTIVITIES
Online Workshop & Interview Series 2021-2022

Hosted by Rachel Rensink-Hoff

Email sing@brocku.ca to register

Diana Saez | Monday Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Choral Music Inspired by Traditional Songs from Latin America

Sarah Quartel | Tuesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
A Conversation with Composer Sarah Quartel

Jace Saplan | Friday, Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m.
E Hīmeni Kākou: The Place of Communal Singing in Actionable Equity

Andrew Withington | Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Communal Tuning: Singing Together As One

Santiago Veros | Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Choral Music: A Collective Creation

Shireen Abu-Khader | Tuesday, Feb. 1, 8:00 p.m.
Performing Levantine Choral Repertoire

Carmen Braden | Monday, March 7, 2:30 p.m.
Songwriting to Symphonies and Back Again

www.brocku.ca/music

Shared Perspectives is generously supported by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation of Brock University (Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant-Experiential Education Stream) and the Walker Cultural Leaders program of the MIWSFPA.

We invite you to view the workshops below. For more presentations in this virtual series, please visit our MIWSFPA YouTube channel.