Auditions

Audition to Join the Houston Masterworks Chorus

The Houston Masterworks Chorus is an auditioned chorus of dedicated singers who simply love to make beautiful music. We believe that choral fulfillment comes from singing challenging and interesting music. 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. HMC singers:

  • read and interpret a musical score, including notes, dynamics, and other markings;
  • sing expressively in tune and with a tone quality appropriate to choral music;
  • prepare music prior to each rehearsal (Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX) 
  • sing all concerts in every season.

 

Audition Process:
If you are an experienced choral singer, we encourage you to audition.

You will:

  • vocalize to show your range and intonation;
  • sight-read a short choral excerpt with accompaniment;
  • prepare a brief excerpt from a choral work if one has been assigned.
  • sing one solo, three minutes maximum, in the language of your choice and preferably from an oratorio, art song, or opera repertoire.

*Memorization is not required. We encourage you to select a piece you enjoy singing. There is no need to have something “impressive”— we would rather hear a well-prepared and heartfelt song. Please bring a copy for the accompanist.

After submitting the form below, you will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

Auditions are open to any person who is high-school-graduate age or older.

For further information email: choruspresident@houstonmasterworks.org.

Auditions are held each January and August.

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

Choir Room - 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024

To schedule an audition, please complete the following form:

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