SCNO singers range in age from 18 – 88. They vary in vocal and musical ability. Some have professional, solo quality voices. Many do not. Most have choral experience and read music. All of our singers are expected to learn and prepare music outside of rehearsals. All of our singers are expected to sing accurately and expressively in rehearsal and performance to support the vision, mission, and values of the chorus. Auditions for membership in Symphony Chorus are scheduled throughout the season by appointment.

Auditions take approximately ten minutes and consist of directed vocalization to determine range and quality, performance of an aria, art-song, or show-tune of your choice (accompanist is provided), performance of a prepared excerpt from Handel’s Messiah, a pitch memory test, and evaluation of music reading skills.