Audition Information

The 2021–2022 season

Auditions are open for fall 2021. Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in multiple ISM choral ensembles.

Auditions are virtual, although we are hopeful that all singing will be live and in person. (All plans are subject to change depending on COVID restrictions.)

Deadline for auditions to Schola Cantorum: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Deadline for auditions to other ISM choruses: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021

Questions? Write to for additional information. 

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What’s involved

To audition, singers record themselves singing a warm-up exercise and a short solo song or aria, then upload the videos to a private website. No advanced technology is required—a selfie taken on a smart phone is perfectly adequate. Recordings may be done with live accompaniment, recorded accompaniment, or no accompaniment.

What you need to do

  1. Fill out this brief questionnaire.
  2. You will receive an email with a link to the audition website and detailed submission instructions.
  3. Upload your audition video by the deadline.

Yale Camerata

André J. Thomas, conductor

Recent repertoire includes works by Maddalena Casulana (Morir non puo), Gerald Finzi (In terra pax), Heinrich von Herzogenberg (Die Geburt Christi), Craig Hella Johnson (All of Us), Vincent Persichetti (Winter Cantata), Rosephanye Powell (Still I Rise), Florence Price (Praise the Lord), Joel Thompson (The Caged Bird Sings for Freedom), and Mari Ésabel Valverde (When Thunder Comes).

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7–10 pm*

Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor
Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

Needed for 2021–2022: altos, tenors, and basses

This season’s projects include an Evensong service in Marquand Chapel, works by J. S. Bach with Masaaki Suzuki, works by Brahms, Handel’s Messiah, the world premiere of a new work by Aaron J. Kernis, and a choral festival concert with Dr. André Thomas.  

Wednesdays, 6:30–9 pm
Fridays, 3–5:30 pm

Repertory Chorus & Recital Chorus

Conducted by Yale graduate students

  • Open to all Yale students
  • Sing for pay or course credit
  • Sing eclectic repertoire with student conductors in recitals and concerts throughout the year

Repertory Chorus: Mondays, 4–6 pm
Recital Chorus: Thursdays, 4–6 pm

Other Choirs

Battell Chapel Choir, Marquand Chapel Choir, and Marquand Gospel and Inspirational Choir*

Write to the Director of Chapel Music for more information.

Interested in Yale Glee Club? Check out their website.


*All plans are subject to change depending on COVID restrictions.