Choral Auditions

Event time: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
Registration required; contact the ISM Choral Auditions Coordinator to schedule an audition
Leigh Hall (LGH) See map
435 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Audition Information

  • Prepare a short solo song or aria
  • Bring 3 copies of your music—an accompanist will be provided
  • Must demonstrate good sight-reading ability

Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all ensembles listed below.


To schedule an audition, or for more information, email the auditions coordinator or call (203) 432–9671


Yale Camerata

Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor

  • Choral ensemble of approximately 60 singers, with a special commitment to new choral music
  • Open to experienced singers from the Yale and New Haven community
  • Course credit available to graduate students
  • 2019–2020 repertoire includes works by Tarik O’Regan (Triptych), Eric Banks (Know the Rules), Tawnie Olson (Incantation and Reformation), Gerald Finzi (In terra pax), Conrad Susa (Carols and Lullabies, selections), Vincent Persichetti (Winter Cantata), Heinrich von Herzogenberg (Die Geburt Christi, part I), Felix Mendelssohn (Elijah), and Julia Wolfe (world premiere of a new commission)
  • Tuesday evening rehearsals

Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor; Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

  • Internationally renowned chamber choir, performing sacred music from the 16th century to the present day, with a special interest in historically informed performance practice
  • Open to all Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • $5,500 yearly stipend offered to all singers
  • 2019–2020 repertoire includes works by Judith Bingham (Evening Canticles and Spirit of Truth), Johannes Brahms (Schickalslied and Alto Rhapsodie), W. A. Mozart (Requiem), Georg Philipp Telemann (Der Tag des Gerichts), Arnold Schoenberg (Friede auf Erden), Francis Poulenc (Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël), Heinrich Schütz (Geistliche Chormusik, selections), William Walton (Belshazzar’s Feast), and Ralph Vaughan Williams (Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune)
  • Tour with The Bach Choir and Yale Philharmonia to Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Yale Repertory Chorus and Yale Recital Chorus

  • Open to all Yale students
  • Singers earn pay or course credit
  • Eclectic repertoire with student
  • Weekly afternoon rehearsals
Open to: 
General Public