The Menomonie Singers will hold auditions for all sections — soprano, alto, tenor and bass — on Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 and 24. Interested singers should contact Juliana Schmidt, executive director, for an appointment.
The Menomonie Singers has been in existence since 1989, and presents five regular concerts of choral music per year. The choir is hoping to expand to 40 members. Participants must be 18 or older or post high school.
Dr. Jerry Hui, the choir’s conductor, and Juliana Schmidt, will conduct the auditions. There is no need to prepare a piece; the audition will include the following:
- A range check
- Sight-singing and tonal memory exercises
- 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, Jan. 29 at the UW-Stout Applied Arts Room 315. Concerts are set for April 14, 20 and 22. The choir will present the Little Organ Mass by Haydn along with other selections.
Contact Juliana Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-505-3525, to set up an audition appointment, or for more information.