Sing with us! Register for upcoming choral auditions

August 9, 2023

From August 29–September 2, 2023, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music will hold auditions for the 2023-24 season for Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Camerata, Yale Recital Chorus, Yale Repertory Chorus, and other chapel choruses. Yale students, faculty, and staff, and members of the New Haven community, are invited to register. Auditions will take place in the Great Hall at Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St. New Haven at the following times:

  • Aug 29: 1-8 p.m.
  • Aug 30: 1-9 p.m.
  • Aug 31: 1-8 p.m.
  • Sept 1: 1-8 p.m.
  • Sept 2: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Singers are invited to prepare a short solo song or aria (accompanist provided) and will be led through a few simple vocal exercises demonstrating range and musicianship skills. Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in multiple ISM choral ensembles.

What you need to do

  • Fill out this questionnaire (you will receive an email 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.

Questions? Email us.


Yale Camerata

Dr. Felicia Barber, conductor

  • Choral ensemble of approximately 70 singers, with a special commitment to new choral music, open to experienced singers from the Yale and New Haven communities.
  • 2023–2024 performances include a fall concert in October, the annual Advent concert in early December, a combined concert with the Yale Glee Club in February, and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Glee Club in April 2024.
  • Open to Yale students, faculty, staff, and greater New Haven community
  • Course credit available to graduate students

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
  • 2023–2024 performances include evensong at Christ Church, and several fall and spring concerts in Woolsey Hall conducted by David Hill or Maasaki Suzuki. This season’s guest musicians are Juilliard415 and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Repertoire includes John Rutter’s Gloria, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor.
  • Open to all Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Singers earn generous pay

Yale Repertory Chorus and Yale Recital Chorus

  • Chamber choruses with eclectic repertoire, led by current conducting graduate students
  • Recitals and concerts throughout the year
  • Open to all Yale undergrad, graduate, and professional students
  • Singers earn pay or course credit

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.