The Festival Mass Choir is directed by Jonathan E. L. Wall and is made up of singers representing high schools and academies from across the country. The Festival Choir has the privilege of performing a wondrous array of music that every year ranges from masterworks and traditional favorites to new and exciting choral literature. This year the Choir will perform several exciting selections, as well as a world premier composition written by Dr. Brandon A. Boyd.
This audition music is the last half of the final movement of Jubilate Deo (7th movement). Click here to listen to the Audition Track Recordings. Scroll down, select "Rehearsal Aids". Below that you will find recordings of each individual part. In the SATB rehearsal track, the excerpt for audtion begins at the 40:55 minute mark. In the individual part recordings, the exceprt for the audition begins around the 2:00 minute mark.
Singers must video record themselves singing the entire audition (music attached) and submit the link in the application. Auditioning singers may use headphones and listen to the recording while singing their audition, however the recording submitted must only feature their voice not the accompaniment. The singer must be in clear featured view in the video. Top auditions will be eligible for Honors Choir placement and the opportunity to perform with the University Singers at the Meyerson.
Singer Application due Oct. 25, 2019
Audition videos submitted through Youtube MUST be posted as either public or unlisted videos. Videos uploaded as private will not be eligible for acceptance. Click here to learn how to make a Youtube video public or unlisted.