Ensemble Audition Application
Thank you for your interest in Laudate Mennonite Ensemble. This cover letter will give you information concerning our proposed tour for summer of 2023.
Please send the application as soon as possible, considering September 5th as your deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be considered but given lower priority. You can expect to be notified whether or not you have been accepted by November 17.
Please understand, that there are a limited number of openings available for each voice part. The nature of this application is that some cannot be accepted.
Rehearsal & Tour
Rehearsal is scheduled to take place in Lancaster, PA, with a tour immediately following rehearsal. The dates for rehearsal and tour are July 19 - July 30, 2023. The cost for this tour will be $300. Consider this an estimated amount, but it will not exceed this amount barring an extreme change in plans. If you are a college student, school teacher, or music educator of some kind, you are not obligated to pay this fee.
Singers are committed to learning pitches, rhythms, and text largely on their own. Rehearsal is primarily for perfecting ensemble technique and interpretation of the songs. Some memorization will be required.
The vision/mission for Laudate is, first of all, to create beautiful music that draws us to worship our Creator. Secondly, to create an atmosphere where musicians and educators can be challenged, refreshed, and inspired.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Laudate Mennonite Ensemble Committee
Voice Part preference 1
Voice Part preference 2
Absolute Vocal Range: Please indicate range by writing the correct letter and associated number, i.e. F5 would be the same as the top line in the treble clef (can reach but not sustain). Please indicate high and low.
Sustainable Vocal Range: Please indicate range by writing the correct letter and associated number, i.e. F5 would be the same as the top line in the treble clef (can comfortably sustain). Please indicate high and low.
Vocal Characteristics (select one)
Please indicate the strength/volume of your voice.
Please indicate the nature of vibrato in your voice.
Please indicate your level of competence when isolated from others in your voice part.
How "in-tune" is your ear? Are you able to detect whether you (and others) are in tune?
Would you be comfortable leading a brief sectional rehearsal with your own voice part if needed?
Other Musical Considerations
Do you play an instrument? If so, how much experience have you had?
What choral experiences have you had?
Have you had, or do you plan to take any vocal training? If so, please elaborate.
Do you learn music primarily by ear, or by reading?
Other Musical Considerations
Please indicate whether or not your participation in Laudate 2020 is dependent upon the acceptance of a spouse’s/significant other’s application.
An audio file is required in the application process. In listening to these, the natural quality of the voice (vibrato, clarity, resonance, etc.) and overall musicianship (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, etc.) will be considered. Please follow the steps below:
1. Record the melody line of "All Creatures of Our God and King" Choose a key that works well for your voice.
2. Record the melody line of a song of your choice. This may be an art song, a hymn, a chorus, or something of this sort that you personally connect with or have been working on.
(After submitting this form, an email will be sent to the email address you provided that will give you a link to upload your audio files.)
(Please upload a recent photo of yourself.)
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