Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

Audition Information

Audition Information

To schedule an audition, complete the Request an Audition form.

Auditions for our youth and children are brief, about 15 minutes, and held by appointment with Artistic Director Katrina Turman. Auditions for our adults are held by appointment with one of our adult choir directors. New enrollment occurs at the beginning of the season (in September) and at the beginning of the calendar year (in January). Feel free to request an audition at any time and we will work to schedule your audition for the next enrollment period.

The goal of the audition is to get to know you and your musical background. We will vocalize you to better understand your range, vocal flexibility, previous music knowledge, and sight reading experience. See the Audition Process for each choir below for more specifics as to what should be prepared.

Audition Process

No formal audition is necessary.
Prima Registration
Auditions for these choirs will include:
  • Simple vocal and ear exercises.
  • Singing of any simple song (ex. Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or any simple song that you would like to share with us!)
  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
Auditions for these choirs will include:
  • Vocal warmups and simple ear training exercises.
  • Sight-reading exercises according to your skill level.
  • Singing of a prepared song (Singer should have one song prepared. This can be anything from an aria to an art song to a simple folk song. We just want to hear you sing!)
  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
Auditions for these choirs will include:
  • Interactive vocal warmups with coaching from the conductors
  • Sight-reading exercises based on chorister experience
  • Singing of a prepared song is optional; come as you are!

We look forward to meeting you at your audition! Let us know if you have any questions.

Audition Registration