Fall 2019 Choral Placement Hearings will be Friday & Saturday, August 23 & 24, in the Fred Fox School of Music, room 232.
Who Sings Placements
Only two groups of people must sing a placement
- Students who need to earn curricular ensemble credit must sing a choral placement every year. Based on your placement, the choral facuty will assign you into the appropriate ensemble. This includes in the following degree program for whom voice is their principle instrument:
- BM, MM, and DMA
- BA in Creative Studies; Integrated Studies; or Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Theory
- Music Minors
- Any student hoping to sing in one of our select ensembles: Coro, Symphonic Choir, Arizona Choir.
If that’s not you, then just sign-up and join the choir at the first rehearsal of the semester! The most common places to start are Glee Club and University Community Chorus, but there's a spot for everyone. If you have questions about which group might be right for you, reach out to the director of choral activities, Dr. Felipe.
What Happens at Placements
Choral placements are short and painless. The entire experience lasts 5–7 minutes and is as much for you to meet the conductors as for them to meet and hear you. In the placement you will:
- Sing a prepared piece in which you sound great (we’ll provide a pianist and, if you don’t have anything prepared, you can sing something familiar like My Country ’Tis of Thee)
- Read a short exercise to demonstrate your reading ability.
- Possibly play a pitch game or sing a few exercises so we can hear your voice and range.
Placements are a great time, too, for you to ask questions as we try to find the best placement for you.