How do I join a University of Alabama Choir?
University Choirs are open to all students at UA, regardless of major. For University Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir… just register for the class! It’s that easy! These choirs welcome new members at the beginning of every semester. Once you are registered for any of these classes, you are invited to sign up for a low-pressure voice placement hearing (details below). University Singers is open to all students by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of every school year during the two days before classes begin.
How do I audition for University Singers?
See the University Singers page for audition information.
What course number do I choose?
Each university choir has a 100 (freshman), 200 (sophomore), 300 (junior), 400 (senior), and 500 (graduate) course number. Register for the level that corresponds to your year in school. One exception: students that register for the Women’s Chorus will all take the 100 level course for 2016-2017. You can repeat the same-level course in fall and spring semesters or as needed. The course numbers and rehearsal schedules for each choir can be found on our University Choirs page.
How many credits is a choir class?
For all university choirs, you can choose to register for either 0 or 1 credit. Consult your advisor if you are not sure which option is best for your degree program.
What happens at a low-pressure voice placement hearing?
Hearings take only about 5 minutes. No advanced preparation is required. You will be asked to sing some simple vocal exercises to determine your range and what voice part you will sing in choir. This is also a chance for the choral faculty to learn about your previous experience, as well as for you to ask any questions you might have. Hearings take place in Room 167 of the Moody Music Building.
Can I join more than one choir?
Yes! You can join as many choirs as you wish. Some possible combinations include: University Chorus AND Women’s Chorus; or University Chorus AND Chamber Choir.
Can I sing in a university choir if I have never been in a choir before?
Yes, we would love for you to join us! Singing in a choir is an activity you can enjoy throughout your entire life, and it is never too late to start.