The Menomonie Singers are under the skillful direction of Amy Vogt. Submitted photo
The Menomonie Singers are under the skillful direction of Amy Vogt. Submitted photo

Submitted by Juliana Schmidt, executive director, The Menomonie Singers

MENOMONIE, WI – You may think that auditions for a choir are a scary activity, and that you would be glad when it’s over. But tryouts for The Menomonie Singers are easy, private (only the conductor and/or the executive director are present), and quick (less than 15 minutes). There are openings in this community choir for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, since the choir is wishing to expand. Participants must be 18 or older or post high school. 

Auditions are Tuesday, January 22, 2019, starting at 6 p.m. in the UW-Stout choir room (#315) in the Applied Arts Building, 415 13th Avenue East in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Or, if this time is not convenient, you may have a special appointment.

This is a chance to share in a quality choral music experience since the choir will perform the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah on April 27 and 28. This promises to be a wonderful program, under the skillful direction of Amy Vogt.

There is no need to prepare a piece; the audition will include the following: a range check, a short sight-singing exercise, and a musicality showcase (singers will be asked to sing one of the following: Silent Night, Happy Birthday, or My Country Tis of Thee).   

Weekly rehearsals for the spring season begin Monday, January 28 in the UW-Stout Applied Arts Room 315.

The Menomonie Singers is a non-profit music organization, in existence since 1989, and presents four regular concerts per year. For more info about us check out our website: themenomoniesingers.org.

Make an audition appointment today with Juliana Schmidt, executive director, anoldsweetsong@hotmail.com, 715-505-3525.