Charleston Symphony Chorus - Audition Request Form
About the Chorus + our Rehearsal Schedules:

The Charleston Symphony Chorus is an all-volunteer, auditioned chorus that serves the greater Charleston area. We generally rehearse from 7-9 PM on Tuesday evenings during the performance season (late-August through early June, but hours are subject to change). We rehearse at the Cato Arts Center at the College of Charleston (corner of Calhoun and St. Philips Streets), on the second floor, essentially right above the Halsey Gallery. We have access to free parking on our regular rehearsal nights.

Our Director(s):

Our music director is Dr. Rob Taylor, who also serves as the Director of Choral Studies at the College of Charleston, among several other acclaimed choirs he leads. Thomas Gerber is the Associate Director. Our repertoire is traditionally choral/orchestral work, and we perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. We also perform in early June with the Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra and Westminster College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller, the choral director of the Spoleto USA Festival.

Auditions:

Auditions are scheduled on Tuesday evenings, and should take no more than 10 minutes. You do not need to prepare anything specific to sing for the audition. It is not imperative that you be able to read music, though that skill is certainly helpful. There are periods of open enrollment for auditions, and periods when the Chorus is closed to new members (as we get close to performances). So please understand if you're asked to wait to audition.

Expectations of Chorus Members:

The annual dues to sing with the Charleston Symphony Chorus is $50. Our singers are also strongly encouraged to help sell tickets or other activities in support of our mission.

It is expected that all singers will attend at least 2/3 of all regular rehearsals, and 100% of all dress rehearsals for a performance (unless excused by the music director). Attendance is tracked and may be used to determine eligibility in performing in a given concert. Specific rehearsal and performance requirements are published annually at the beginning of the concert season in August.

Why join?

Our members are young and old, and everything in-between. We share one thing in common, and that's a passion for singing and sharing fine choral music with the community. That's what has kept this Chorus strong for over 30 years. We hope you can join us!
Your first name *
What name you would prefer to have listed in the printed program
Your last name *
Nickname you prefer to go by at rehearsals *
Email address *
Note : email is our primary method of communicating with chorus members.
Best phone number to reach you *
Alternate phone number
Secondary contact phone number, if any.
Street address *
City *
State *
Zip code *
Your occupation
What part do you usually sing? *
Select the part you most often sing
Your height *
in inches, please, e.g. 69" (not 5'9")
Special skills that might benefit the chorus
Marketing, public relations, computer skills, etc.
Instruments you play
Previous choral experience *
I have read and understand the expectations of singing with the Charleston Symphony Chorus and feel I can meet or exceed those. *
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Please help us keep Choral Arts alive and thriving in the greater Charleston area!
The easiest and most important way is simply attending concerts — either ours or those of the other fine choral groups we are so fortunate to have in our community.

If you wish to reach someone directly, please contact:

Auditions Coordinator
Charleston Symphony Chorus
auditions@charlestonsymphonychorus.org
Thank you for your interest!
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