Join the Choir
Members often say that CASF is the best choir they’ve ever been a part of! With amazing artistic direction, dedicated vocal section development, a variety of musical styles to perform, and lots of laughs at each rehearsal, it’s no surprise.
Choral Audition Details
The Choral Arts Society of Frederick (CASF) is a nonprofit organization open to anyone in the community who enjoys singing. Openings for the full year (September – May) concert season are available, particularly for bass singers. New members may audition for the choir at the beginning of each session (September & January). Skilled sight-readers with good vocal production are preferred.
CASF Audition Process
Schedule a fall 2021 audition for August!
Auditions are typically held at the beginning of each semester in room F-145 of the Arts Center on the Frederick Community College campus. This year, CASF will hold both in-person and online auditions beginning in August.
For more information or to set up an audition time please email Artistic Director Lynn Staininger with your name, voice type (bass, baritone, tenor, alto, mezzo-soprano, or soprano), and availability for a half-hour audition in August.
For the audition you will be asked to perform the following:
- A Solo. Your solo can be in any style which best showcases your voice. Please bring piano music in the same key.
- An Auditory Exercise. The director will play a sequence of 3, 5, and 7 pitches for you and you will sing them back to the best of your ability. (This part is usually kind of fun.)
- A Range Check. this exercise helps to confirm your voice part. (This part is super easy.)
- Sight Reading. (Usually the dreaded part … just breathe.) You will be asked to read your part from a choral score while the director plays the other voice parts. While sight-reading is not mandatory it is preferred.