Meaghan Guterman, Chorosynthesis Singers
Josh Vander Plaats, Michael Jones, Chorosynthesis Singers

Chorosynthesis singers

APPLICATIONS TO AUDITION
2018-2019

OUR AUDITION SEASON IS OPEN NOW THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2018.

However, you may submit your materials at ANY TIME.
Also, we invite you to check out our auditions for Chorosynthesis Seattle.
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Please note that we will be holding auditions by appointment via Skype--or in rare cases, on site.
After we receive your materials, if you are selected for an audition, you will be contacted directly.

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Singers interested in joining the roster of and performing with Chorosynthesis Singers should possess extensive solo and ensemble experience, excellent musicianship skills, familiarity with early and contemporary vocal styles, and a desire to sing at the highest level of vocal ensemble performance. They should also possess the highest of professionalism in preparation, rehearsal etiquette, and concert performance. Of utmost importance is resonating with the mission of Chorosynthesis, a love for new music, and a passion for using art to raise social consciousness.

Chorosynthesis invites singers to its roster upon a successful audition. Typically, Chorosynthesis will then contract singers from that roster on a per-project basis. Programs vary vastly from project to project, and singers also vary dependent repertoire and geography. Chorosynthesis not only pays it singers, but also provides a new model for performing with a professional ensemble with two co-artistic directors and the unique application of its four pillar values: innovation, sustainability, collaboration, and excellence. More specifically, Chorosynthesis Singers typically contracts singers for a week-long project at a rate of approximately $1,000 per person and usually covers travel, room, and board when applicable; exceptions to this ideal are spelled out in the agreement when a singer is offered the gig.

Singers who are auditioning should become familiar with our past projects and performances, as well as with our community engagement projects and reading sessions via our website and social media. We also expect our roster to engage with our social media, emails, and other marketing tools in good faith with our mission and vision.

Interested singers should be prepared to submit the following when filling out the Audition Form (see below):

  • A current professional resume or curriculum vitae. Alternatively, you may fill out the Auditonee Information Form in Word, save it as a PDF, and attach it below.
  • One photo or headshot (optional initially).
  • Two references including phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Web links to unedited audio-visual and/or audio performance recordings of 2-3 solo vocal works (chamber or choral works in which you perform as a soloist or one on a part is acceptable) in contrasting styles and languages, one of which should be early music and another of which should be contemporary. Note: Videos or sound files to which the web links point should be labeled (in the title or notes section of the online video or sound file) with the musician’s full name and voice part.

To submit an application to audition for Chorosynthesis Singers, please complete the following Audition Request Form. Prospective Chorosynthesis Singers auditionees are requested to submit at least two online performance recordings but may submit up to three. Prospective auditionees should also include a headshot (if you are able), contact information for two references, and a current CV/Professional Resume/Auditionee Information Form. NOTE: Submission of materials is an indication of your interest but not a guarantee of an audition. If you are selected for an audition, we will contact you. However, due to the highly competitive nature of this audition process, it is recommended that you begin preparing the audition materials now. (See "Prepare to Audition" above.)