Ready to join one of the nation’s most intrepid professional choirs?
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 all voice parts will be held by appointment on July 29, August 3, and August 5, 2021 (other dates may be available by request).
To schedule an audition, please follow these steps:
1) REVIEW – Please review the information on the 36th Season Singers Schedule, which lists our projects and all rehearsal and performance dates. You need not commit to all projects during the season, but preference will be given to singers who are able to fully participate.
2) FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW – when submitted, your information will be reviewed and an audition time will be scheduled for you.
3) AUDITION – The 25-minute audition will include one prepared song (any language; can be an excerpt from a choral piece; gospel or pop music is not encouraged), and short exercises in sight-reading, tonal memory, vocal color, range, and intonation. An accompanist is provided.
Auditions and rehearsals are held at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street in downtown Boulder; free on-site parking for auditions is available.
PAID POSITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGERS: Choral Pros
We are a professional ensemble. All singers receive a stipend each semester based on the number of projects they participate in. We also have a fully paid core of professional singers who serve Choral Pros and soloists; these singers may also occasionally lead a choral sectional. The expectation is that these persons have professional vocal experience and/or college degrees in music, and demonstrate a high level of vocal proficiency.
A limited number of paid positions are available during the season. To be considered for a Choral Pro position, please fill out the lower section of the form below. Qualified professional candidates will be invited to an in-person, individual audition with Ars Nova Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan. Applications for fully paid positions are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, until positions are filled.
Professional singers in Ars Nova are currently paid $65/service (both rehearsals and performance; up to a 3-hours per call). Choral Pros are generally contracted for a minimum of 5 rehearsals per project. We audition Choral Pros year-round, and place people as openings arise.