How do I apply?
Admissions to Chalmers Choir take place at two different occasions; the beginning of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester. To become a member of the choir, you will have a short audition at the choir room "Klok". In order for us to know which voice type you have and which one of the three choirs your voice is best suited for, the audition includes performing a few short exercises along with the audition committee and one of the choir conductors. We do not have separate auditions for the different choirs, instead you audition for the Chalmers Choir, and will be placed in a voice and choir (but of course you may tell us your preferences!).
During this application period we have auditions on the 14/1, 15/1, 20/1, 21/1 and 22/1 between 18:00 and 21:00 (6:00 - 9:00 pm). The conductor of the Ladies' choir will be present on the 14th as well as the 21st, the conductor of the Men's choir on the 15th and the 22nd, and the conductor of the Chamber choir will be present on the 20th. If you want to apply for one choir in particular you can try to book an audition on a day when the appropriate conductor is present, but you can apply for any choir on any day. In fact, you always apply for all choirs and we then place you in a choir, taking into consideration your voice, the current needs of the different choirs and your preference.
Visit the registration page week 3 or registration page week 4 to see available audition times. When you find a time that suits you, enter your email address, name and phone number. You can only book one audition time.
Auditions are held in the choir's room Klok. Klok is located on the third floor in the student union building on Campus Johanneberg, just above the pool tables in the room called Kyrkan. If you have any trouble finding your way, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to cancel your time if you cannot come. You do this by sending us an email with your name and appointment to email@example.com. Put "Cancellation" in the subject. We will send a confirmation once we have taken care of the cancellation.
Are all times booked? Do you have another question? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The audition step by step
1. We ask some questions about you and your musical background.
2. To test your vocal register and musical ear we ask you to sing a few simple exercises along with the piano.
3. Finally you sing Jul, Jul Strålande Jul together with us in a quartet. Do not worry if you cannot read music or know the song by heart, but if you want to practice you can download the sheet music and a MIDI file here.
4. In case you feel that you can present your singing better with a song which you have prepared on your own then you can sing it after the quartet singing.