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Sing with Us

Schola Cantorum invites talented adult singers of all musical and cultural backgrounds to audition.  Places are available for singers of all vocal ranges.  Singers should be able to sight-read and learn their parts on their own.  Some college choral experience is preferred.

Rehearsals

Schola Cantorum rehearses Monday evenings from 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church.  Rehearsals run from early September to mid-December, then from January to mid-May or June.

Auditions

Auditions are held by appointment with Schola Cantorum's Music Director, Gregory Wait.  To schedule an audition, please call the Schola Cantorum office at (650) 254–1700.

Each audition lasts approximately 15 minutes, and consists of:

  • Vocalization to determine your vocal range and voice quality
  • A brief sight-reading exercise
  • A short solo supplied by the Music Director
  • An evaluation of your music theory knowledge

The Music Director will evaluate your potential as a member, in the following areas:

  • A good choral voice, not necessarily of solo quality
  • A sensitivity to the music and its interpretation
  • The ability to learn your part by yourself
  • A shared vision of Schola Cantorum's objectives for singing choral music
  • The ability to blend with other voices while carrying your own part

You may download the audition materials below.  If you would prefer to receive the materials by mail, please call the Schola Cantorum office at (650) 254–1700.

You may prepare the audition solo in any key for your audition.

Please complete as much of the music theory quiz as you can and bring it with you to your audition.  Do not be concerned if you are unable to answer all the questions — this is primarily to get a feel for the range of your musical knowledge.

Auditions take place at the Braun Music Center on the Stanford University campus, in Gregory Wait's studio, room 233.