Vivace! is now auditioning for our June concert, the last leg of our 2014-2015 season!
We are looking for students grades 4th-12th in the greater Puget Sound area to come close our our season and become part of our Vivace! family.
Simply come by Liberty Middle School (in the Bethel School District, Spanaway WA) during the timeslots below to audition. Choristers under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign our registration form and give permission to audition. There is a $40 non-refundable audition/registration fee due before you are able to be heard. You may download the registration form from our website, complete it at home, and send the form and the audition/registration fee along with your chorister to Liberty on audition day (see below for dates & times).
Vivace! rehearses every Monday. We just ask that you come 10-15 minutes before the following rehearsal times to fill out the appropriate paperwork and to pay your audition/registration fee.
Vivace! Kids Choir (grades 4-6): 4pm-5pm (3:45 arrival for new auditions)
Vivace! Mixed Choir (grades 6-12): 5pm-6pm (4:45 arrival for new auditions)
Vivace! Cathedrals Choir (grades 6-12): 5pm-7pm (also 4:45 arrival for new auditions)
The following dates are open for new auditions for our June concert session:
Monday, April 6th
Monday, April 13th
Monday, April 20th
Monday, April 27th
Liberty Middle School
7319 Eustis Hunt Rd
Spanaway WA 98387
WHAT IS AUDITION LIKE?
After you complete the required registration steps above, you will join in on a rehearsal that day. During rehearsal, Mrs. Klouse, Vivace! founder and artistic director, will call you into the audition room and audition you privately. She will simply ask you to sing a song you're familiar with ("My Country 'Tis of Thee", "Jingle Bells", etc), and she will do a couple vocal exercises to hear your range and ask you a few questions about your musical experience and your commitment abilities for joining the Vivace! Choral Program.
If Mrs. Klouse invites you to join Vivace!, you will then finish out rehearsal for the choir that you are selected for.
(4pm-5pm for V!Kids Choir, 5pm-6pm for V!Mixed Choir, 5pm-7pm for V!Cathedrals Choir).
If it is determined that Vivace! isn't currently a fit for you, you my be asked to re-audition at a later time, in which we hope to keep in touch and hear from you at a later time!
WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IF I AM INVITED TO JOIN VIVACE!?
-You will either be fitted for your selected choir's uniform or receive information on uniform specifications (see uniform fee and information at the Vivace! store-front/front desk).
-You will enroll or recieve information on how to pay Vivace! tuition.
-You will receive a packet of music that we will be performing during our next concert for you to practice at home.
-You will join us for our weekly Monday rehearsals (we run off of the Bethel School District school calendar... if there is no school for the district on a specific Monday, then there is no Vivace! rehearsal that day. See our online calendar and rehearsal memos for specifics).
-You will have a GREAT TIME being a part of a high-caliber, fun music mentoring program! And we hope you and your family will get involved with the many volunteer opportunities that the Vivace! Choral Program offers!
For more information, browse our website, or contact one of the following staff members:
David Nguyen, Choir Manager
206.310.5420 (mobile, voice/text)
Doug Britton, Assistant (on-site) Choir Manager
253.208.2678 (mobile, voice/text)
Andrea Klouse, Founder & Artistic Director