ProMusica Arizona Announces Auditions for 3 New Paid Positions!

 

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Join ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra!

 

ProMusica Arizona is always looking for talented and dedicated musicians to join our group. Auditions can be scheduled throughout the year by appointment.

To schedule an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.orgor complete and submit the Orchestra or Chorale form below, and you will be contacted.The 2021-22 season marks ProMusica Arizona’s 19th performance year. ProMusica Arizona ensembles perform a wide variety of repertoire from classical to popular, including major works and concert versions of musicals. Performances often include visual elements to enhance the concert experience. The multi-generational Chorale and Orchestra consists of volunteer community members, supplemented with professional musicians as needed.  Ensemble members are encouraged to audition for solo parts and roles.

ProMusica Arizona Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Patti Graetz, who has more than 30 years of conducting and performing experience, will be assisted by professionals mentoring community musicians in a challenging but supportive environment. Community musicians will perform alongside professionals in concerts throughout the season.

 

Chorale

All voices are welcome to audition. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing.

Vocal assessments/auditions for new and returning members of the ProMusica Arizona Chorale will be held Monday, August 2 and Monday, August 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm by appointment only. Auditions will be held at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, 85027, near the 101 and 7th Ave.

The assessment will include a few vocal exercises to test your range. Afterwards, you will sing one verse of “America, the Beautiful” (O, Beautiful for Spacious Skies). This should take no more than five minutes. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early to warm-up beforehand.

For “America, the Beautiful” tone quality, diction, breath control and pitch will be assessed. The standard key is B-flat, first note is F,  which is fine for altos and basses. Sopranos and tenors, you will sing in the key of D, so your starting note is A. You may be asked to sing in other keys.

You will sing the melody – a cappella – and also your part – with piano –  if you are an alto, tenor or bass. Here is a link to the music: https://songsandhymns.org/pdf/sheet_music/america-the-beautiful.pdf

For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org.

 

Orchestra

Auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece and playing scales are required. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.

Scales requirements:
Violin/viola: selected three octave major and minor scales
Cello: selected three or four octave major and minor scales
Bass: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Flute/oboe/clarinet: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Bassoon: B-flat major, E-flat major two octaves
French horn: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Other brass instruments: please inquire

For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org.

 

Rehearsals

Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church,  20125 N 15th Ave, Phoenix 85027.

Weekly Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church,  20125 N 15th Ave, Phoenix 85027.

 

Fees

ProMusica Arizona is a community volunteer organization. While PMAZ ticket sales and donations cover 70-75% of the costs associated with membership in the chorale and orchestra, singers and instrumentalists pay dues to help cover expenses including music, directors, rehearsal space and accompanist. The Board of Directors sets dues annually at an amount that covers 25-30% of participation costs. For the 2019-20 season, dues were $180. Dues can be split into two payments, or special arrangements can be made upon request. Members also are responsible for the cost of their concert attire.

Meghan Ruel, the Concertmaster

ORCHESTRA AUDITION FORM
 

Chorale members

CHORALE AUDITION FORM