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Members of Ars Nova Singers are highly skilled musicians with extensive experience in choral singing and a desire to sing at the highest levels of vocal ensemble performance. We welcome the opportunity to hear and connect with singers who share our passion for the choral art. Auditions for the 2023-2024 season are now complete. However, we are still auditioning for DIVISI RINGER positions in the following voice parts: S1, T1, and B2; please inquire. For other voice parts, you may inquire about when the next round of auditions will be held.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE and LEVELS OF COMMITMENT/EXPECTATION
1) Full Group Singers – up to 28-32 positions available. These singers are the essential heart of the ensemble; the expectation is that these singers will participate in all full-ensemble projects. All of these singers are expected to commit to at minimum one semester and receive a single stipend at the end of each semester (in the range of $100-120).
2) Ensemble Singers – 10 Positions available. This is our fully paid core of professional singers (paid for every rehearsal and performance) who serve as a consistent small ensemble within the group. They are also expected to be soloists and musical leaders; they may also occasionally be asked to lead a choral sectional. The expectation is that these persons have professional vocal experience and/or advanced degrees in music, and demonstrate a high level of vocal proficiency. These singers are contracted and paid for every service they attend. Pay scale for 2023-2024 season is $85/call. This ensemble has a specific rehearsal schedule that outlines expected dates. Requires ability to commit an entire SEMESTER of scheduled activities; preference is given to singers who can commit for the entire season. If interested in one of these positions, please refer to that schedule here.
3) Divisi Ringers – as needed; number of positions is variable by project. These are professional singers who wish to participate but are unable to commit to a semester or the full season schedule. These singers must have superior reading and vocal skills, learn the music on their own, and attend 3-4 rehearsals for each project (usually the final two rehearsals plus 1-2 others, to be negotiated). These singers are contracted and paid for every service they attend. Pay scale for 2023-2024 season is $85/call.
4) Full Group Extras – variable (and limited) number of positions available per project. These are non-professional singers who wish to participate in the ensemble, but can only commit to certain projects during the season. These singers receive a stipend on a per-project basis (variable, based on projects).
REVIEW – Please review the information on the 38th Season Preliminary Singers’ Schedule, which lists our projects and all rehearsal and performance dates. Preference will be given to singers who are able to commit to the full schedule.
FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW – when submitted, your information will be reviewed and you will receive information about scheduling an individual audition.
AUDITION – The 30-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language; can be an excerpt from a choral piece; selections from art song, oratorio, or opera repertoire preferred), and short exercises in sight-reading, tonal memory, vocal color, range, and intonation. An accompanist is provided. Auditions are held at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street in downtown Boulder; free on-site parking is available.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY PAID POSITIONS
To be considered for fully paid Ensemble Singer or Divisi Ringer position, please submit the following materials on the form below:
a) A current vocal resumé or curriculum vitae.
b) An audition recording, demonstrating current or recent solo work; may include either excerpts or complete pieces.
c) A written description of your voice, including your strengths and weaknesses, your comfortable solo range, and preferred voice part in 8-part choral divisi.
d) Two references, including phone numbers and email addresses.
Questions? Email Artistic Director Tom Morgan.