Audition for Yale Camerata

December 18, 2022

Yale Camerata will hold in-person auditions on Tuesday, January 17, 3 p.m.–8 p.m. and  Saturday, January 21, 12 p.m.–4 p.m. for experienced singers from the Yale and greater New Haven communities. All voice parts are welcome, especially alto, tenor, and bass voices. Auditions will take place in the Great Hall at Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven. Questions? Email us at

What’s involved?
    •    A short solo song or aria of your choice: bring a copy of your music for the accompanist
    •    Sight-reading excerpts
    •    Simple vocal exercises demonstrating range and musicianship
What you need to do
    •    Fill out this questionnaire
    •    You will receive an email from us with a confirmed audition time within 48 hours.
    •    Prepare your short solo or aria and bring one copy of the music with you for the provided accompanist.

Founded in 1985, Yale Camerata is a choral ensemble of approximately 70 voices with a special commitment to new choral music. Its membership consists of Yale students, faculty, and staff, as well as experienced singers from the greater New Haven area. It is led by Yale associate professor of Choral Conducting, Dr. Felicia Barber. The Camerata rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m. in Hendrie Hall in the Yale School of Music and has 3–4 concert performances each academic year. Spring 2023 performances include the Three Choirs concert with Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Glee Club, and guest conductor Craig Hella Johnson, as well as Camerata’s Spring concert, To Sit and To Dream: a program that centers around various settings of Langston Hughes by Rosephanye Powell, Joel Thompson, and William Averitt.