Voice Auditions

Concordia provides choral scholarships for singers of varying experience levels. These guidelines help to assess the candidate's current level of technique, musicianship, and ability, as well as potential for growth.

In person (preferred) audition:

  • Prepare 2-3 solo selections that demonstrate your vocal ability. These solos may be of any style (classical, musical theatre, pop, contemporary Christian), but if you have studied classical art song literature please include at least one of these.
  • Sightreading exercises
  • A brief interview

A professional accompanist will be provided (no charge). It would be most helpful if you would prepare your music by copying it and placing it in a binder, so the accompanist can turn the pages easily. If you would like to use your own accompanist, please indicate so on the audition scheduling form. Recorded accompaniments will not be allowed.

If possible, you are welcome to sing with the Concordia Choir during a rehearsal. Please make arrangements directly with Dr. Busch (michael.busch@cui.edu).

By video

Upload your video to a video hosting site (like YouTube) and email the link(s) to auditions@cui.edu (do not attach videos to emails).

  • EXPERIENCED SINGERS - Record 2 solo selections that demonstrate your vocal ability. These solos may be of any style (classical, musical theatre, pop, contemporary Christian), but if you have studied classical art song literature please include at least one of these.
  • CHORAL SINGERS WITHOUT SOLO REPERTOIRE - Consider recording a couple verses of your favorite hymn or song, and/or record yourself singing a voice part of your favorite choral piece.
  • Please make a few comments - introduce yourself, share your goals, why you are applying to Concordia, etc.
  • Make an appointment to meet the music faculty via webchat to learn more about the program. Contact auditions@cui.edu to arrange.

Questions about scheduling your audition? auditions@cui.edu (949)214-3419
For choir information: michael.busch@cui.edu (949)214-3414

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