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AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS 2024

We are currently looking for two new members to join Manchester Vocal Ensemble:

SOPRANO 1 + BASS 2

This page contains all the information you need to apply for the group.

Applications are currently CLOSED

The applications form is at the bottom of this page

 

Applications close on Friday 8th March.

Audition date (by invitation) Thursday 21st March

WHO SHOULD APPLY

APPLICANTS

We'd love to hear from you if you have; experience in ensemble singing and performance, strong aural musicianship skills, the ability to learn music from memory quickly and accurately using rehearsal tracks and sheet music, be able to take on solos within the ensemble in contemporary styles and great interpersonal skills.

Music sight reading skills are a bonus but not essential. 

The group generally rehearses two Thursday evenings and one Saturday afternoon

per month in Sale, Greater Manchester.

(accessible via Tram links)

We strongly welcome applicants from a broad range of

backgrounds, cultures and musical traditions.

SOPRANO 1

The highest voices in the ensemble, comfortable singing top B flats with a range of dynamics.

BASS 2

The lowest voices in the ensemble, comfortable singing bottom Fs with tone and intonation.

N.B. These are currently unpaid positions with occasional paid opportunities arising.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE

YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM

  • Your name and contact information

  • A short paragraph outlining your musical experiences/training (<1000 characters)

  • 2 short video recordings (more info below)

  • Social Media / Website Links (optional)

RECORDING INFO

CANDIDATES NEED TO PREPARE TWO SHORT VIDEO CLIPS

1) A song of your choosing that best showcases the type of singer you are. (Pop, soul, gospel, folk etc)

(Performed unaccompanied and no longer than 1 minute, a verse & a chorus is a good length.)

 

2) A pop or folk song of your choosing that showcases a contrast in your voice to your 'own choice' piece.

(Performed unaccompanied and no longer than 1 minute, a verse & a chorus is a good length.)

  • These videos do not need to be professionally recorded, a phone recording is absolutely fine!

  • Pick songs that showcase the unique qualities of your voice, we want to hear the real you.

  • We want to hear your natural voice rather than something that has been mixed or produced (heavily produced recordings will be disregarded)

SHARING YOUR VIDEOS

Prepare your videos in advance of completing the application form, you can send them by either:

 

1) Attaching the videos as links to the application form below

(Google Drive/Dropbox/ Youtube - please ensure you have enabled the share settings) 

 

OR

2) Upload the file directly to the application form below (max 15mb)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Invitation to audition/rehearsal:

We will then invite selected candidates to one of our rehearsal dates where you will need to:

1) Prepare a short excerpt of the vocal line you are auditioning for, using the rehearsal resources for one of Manchester Vocal Ensemble's original arrangements. 

(Follow the link to see an example arrangement here)

2) We may ask you to take part in a short aural/ear test exercise.

*applicants must be over 18

We can't wait to hear you!

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

APPLICATION
FORM

Please complete the application form and remember to link or upload your two videos.

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Are you over 18?

Thanks for applying we will be in touch soon!

We are no longer accepting applications.

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