Summer Choral Festival

The Summer Choral Festival provides an opportunity to live, sing, study and perform in a professional-level, mixed choral ensemble. Singers enjoy a rigorous schedule that includes classes in choral and vocal pedagogy and performance practice as well as conducting master classes and round-table discussions with conducting faculty.


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Dates
July 20 - 26, 2014 (auditions required, see below)

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Featured Work

A performance featuring Thomas Tallis' monumental Spem in alium a40 and Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir

Tuition
Non-Credit: $745  
With 2 Graduate Credits: $1245

 Faculty

  • Joe Miller, Artistic Director/Conductor
  • Mitos Andaya, Conducting Fellow, Temple University
  • Dirk Garner, Associate Conductor, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music 
  • Amanda Quist, Conducting Fellow, Westminster Choir College
  • John Russell, Conducting Fellow, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Ryan Brandau, Conducting Fellow, Princeton Pro Musica

Housing
Housing is available on campus (see Registration Form) or at area hotels

 

Audition Information

Step One - Submit an Audition Application and recorded audition (CD, mp3, or YouTube link)

Audition Application, available here.  

Audition CD, mp3 or YouTube clip should accompany your application form.  If submitting the audition on YouTube, send the URL link and be certain that the clip is “unlisted” and not “private.” Mail CDs or mp3 files directly to the Office of Continuing Education, Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton NJ 08540.  

The audition recording should include: 

  • Please announce your name and voice part at the beginning of the recording or YouTube clip
  • Prepared Solo - An aria from the Baroque period and may be taken from opera, oratorio, or other choral works. 
  • Range Test - The singer should begin in the middle of the range and vocalize scale to the top of their comfortable range. Then, begin at the middle of the range and vocalize downward to the lowest note. 
  • Prepared Choral Excerpt – Schönberg’s Friede auf Erden:  Sing a cappella from rehearsal number 2 (measure 21) to the cadence at the bottom of the page.  The excerpt should be sung in German with the quarter note equaling approximately 60. The applicants may sing either note of the divisi. Download the excerpts here: Schönberg’s Friede auf Erden  

Step Two - After Acceptance

Upon acceptance into the Choral Festival, you must register and include a 50% tuition payment to reserve your place.

 

Westminster Office of Continuing Education
609-924-7416

 

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