Auditions

Auditions are held three times each year typically in early January, early May and early September. 

IMPORTANT: You must register online ahead of time so that we can schedule your audition time.

Click here to fill out the application.

All auditions and Info Night are held at our regular rehearsal home, University Christian Church, located at 3900 Cleveland Avenue in Hillcrest, across from the DMV and Hillcrest Post Office.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAN DIEGO GAY MEN’S CHORUS

To be successful in your SDGMC audition, you should have some prior music experience either singing in a school, community or church chorus.  Most members of SDGMC possess at least basic music sight-reading skills.  Your five-minute audition with members of the artistic staff will consist of the following:

• 16-32 measures of a prepared solo that you enjoy singing. You must either bring a performance track on a mobile device or a link to an online track. We will provide speakers. Sorry, but no unaccompanied or a cappella auditions are permitted. Part of your audition is determining how well you sing in tune to an accompaniment. We do not provide an accompanist, so please do not bring sheet music. (15 points)
• A check of your vocal range, from high notes to low notes, to determine your vocal placement.
• A check to see how accurately you can sing a note played for you on the piano. (10 points)
• A check to see how accurately you can sing back a short combination of notes and rhythms played on the piano. (10 points)
•A short six-question “match the music symbol to its name” quiz to check your knowledge of basic music notation symbols. (6 points)
•A simple four to eight-measure sight-reading exercise. (10 points)

A combined score of 35 points is needed for admission to the chorus.

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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHAMBER CHORALE – AUDITIONS FOR CHAMBER CHORALE ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME

To be successful in your Chamber Chorale audition, you should be an experienced singer either singing in a school, community or church chorus, preferably in Masterworks choral style music.  Your five-minute audition with members of the artistic staff will consist of the following:

• We suggest performing Caro Mio Ben. Once you have completed an online audition application we will send you sheet music for both a high and a low voicing. You may search YouTube for numerous performances to help learn the song.

• If you do not choose to perform Caro Mio Ben, you may also choose any song from Schirmer’s Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias. At the audition, you would need to bring at least 4 copies of the sheet music for the accompanist and adjudicators. (If you are singing Caro Mio Ben, we have copies already)

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FORMER SDGMC MEMBERS

If you wish to return as a singing member and are not returning from a formal leave of absence, you will be required to go through the audition process or a voice placement evaluation at the discretion of the Artistic Director. Your eligibility for membership will be based on the same audition requirements and point system detailed above.