Become a Member of Masterworks
The continuing growth of Masterworks Chorale brings
opportunities to sing the world's greatest choral music with a
finely tuned choir and orchestra. We invite singers in all vocal
ranges to audition.
Like Masterworks rehearsals, this easy-on-the-ego audition is
designed to support singers in bringing out their best capabilities.
Though much of the music we perform is quite challenging, we
strive to keep our organization supportive and our work enjoyable.
To minimize the all-or-nothing feeling sometimes associated with
auditions, bear in mind that Masterworks often accepts new members
on a provisional basis, so that singers prove their ability to
sing the repertoire over a number of rehearsals.
Rehearsals are Monday nights at 7:15 at the College
of San Mateo in
the Choral Room in Building 2. All auditions are also held in the
Choral Room at the College
of San Mateo. Please
contact the Masterworks office by phone, 650.918.6225, or by
email (firstname.lastname@example.org for further audition and registration information.
Request an Audition
Use the email request form to request an audition, or call the Chorale
Office at 650.918.6225. You will receive an audition schedule and a
packet of information to complete.
What to Prepare
For the audition we ask you to:
- Sing a prepared song or aria (any style), or your voice part's
line in a portion of a standard, classical choral work
- Bring two copies
of your music, one for yourself and one for accompanist
- Perform sight-singing
of short musical excerpts
- Repeat back short melodies played on the piano
- We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:15pm to 10:00pm. Once during
each concert set we have a Saturday rehearsal that typically runs
from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The location of these Saturday rehearsals
- Our rehearsals are held at the College of
San Mateo in the Choral Room in Building 2.
- We do four performances a year which includes a holiday concert,
most with professional orchestra. Recently we've begun offering a
summer concert in addition to the four during our regular season.
- Choir members purchase their
own music and black folders.
- There is a dress code for concerts;
men wear tuxedos and women wear formal all black, long dresses (or
skirts or pants.) You will receive a handbook after you are accepted
into the group which contains full details.
Please contact the Masterworks office by phone, 650.918.6225, or by
for further audition and registration information.
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