Auditions

HMC is an auditioned chorus of dedicated singers who simply love to make beautiful music.

We are delighted that you are interested in auditioning for the Houston Masterworks Chorus.

HMC Audition Process

Auditions: Mondays, 6-6:30 pm,  Chapelwood United Methodist. Schedule your audition below through our link.


 

Reaching for Artistic Excellence

We believe that choral fulfillment comes from singing challenging and interesting music and singing it well. HMC performs diverse musical masterworks, showcases new compositions and talent, and moves people out of the ordinary. We are looking for musicians who are singers, we hold ourselves to the highest musical standards. If you are an experienced choral singer, we encourage you to audition. 

 

To maintain our HMC high standard, each member should be listened to every two years.

We expect every singer to:

  • Understand a music score in terms of notes, dynamics and score markings.
  • Study the music before each rehearsal, sing in tune and with good tonal quality.
  • Sing all concerts during the entire season.
  • Purchase their own music, pay annual dues of $100, purchase concert attire.

 

The audition process will consist of three required components: vocalizing, singing a solo and sight-singing.

 

Vocalizing 

  • We will vocalize with you and you are welcome to share your personal warm-up if you prefer,  showing your upper and lower range and intonation.

 

Sing a solo piece (The piece should be 3 minutes maximum. Please bring two copies, one for the accompanist and one for the panel). 

  •  We suggest that you choose a piece that is comfortable for your vocal range, that you like to sing, possibly an art song, hymn, oratorio or opera. 

 

Sight-singing 

  • You will be asked to sight-read a short choral excerpt with accompaniment. You may use solfege, numbers, or neutral syllable, according to your preference. 
  • You will have time to practice the sight-reading excerpt out loud and we will observe your sight-reading process. We expect mistakes, starts and stops, so do not worry if your rendition is not perfect.

 

*You will sing for a panel of one-to-three people who will score the audition individually, determining your membership to join Houston Masterworks Chorus.

 

To start the audition process, please fill out the audition form and schedule your audition time below.

Houston Masterworks Chorus will
be implementing a vaccine requirement, effective October 18th.

We will not require masks at rehearsals, but we do strongly encourage their use until the local rate of
infections falls to level 3 or below as defined by Harris County.

We will continue to adhere to the mask policies of
the venues in which we rehearse and perform.

Complete the form below to schedule your audition.

Chapelwood United Methodist Church | Choir Room | 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024

We will meet in the Choir Room - 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024

To join HMC, please complete the following form:

  • SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION

  • CLICK HERE to Schedule Your HMC Audition Time Here