Audition For C4
C4 auditions singers, composer/singers, conductor/singers (or all three!) with excellent music reading skills about once per quarter. Please use this contact page to request an appointment.
The audition generally consists of vocalizing, solo a cappella singing of a section from a (supplied) piece prepared in advance, sight-reading with emphasis on pitch/interval recognition as well as rhythm, and blending exercises along with members of C4.
Upcoming Auditions: August 19, 2019
*** Rehearsals: Thursdays ***
Rehearsal neighborhood: Midtown West
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is holding auditions for all voice parts on Monday, Aug. 19 from 7-10PM, location TBA. The audition will consist of vocalizing for range and timbre, a prepared piece which will be e-mailed one week beforehand, rhythmic and melodic sight singing, a blending exercise, and a mini-interview if time allows.
C4 is a semi-professional choir that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members, functioning both as a presenting ensemble and an ongoing workshop and recital chorus for the composers, conductors, and singers within the group. It is one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last 25 years. The repertoire is challenging and requires members to have excellent musicianship skills and sight-reading ability. Singers should have choral experience and a strong interest in contemporary music.
The group performs three concert cycles per season, and a small honorarium is paid to members for each cycle. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 PM with few exceptions. In addition to the Thursday rehearsals, the group will also rehearse approximately two Saturdays each cycle.
If you are interested in setting up an audition, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 7, with a copy of your resume and a short statement describing why you are interested in performing in a contemporary choral collective. Initiating contact after Aug. 7 will reduce the chance of your being given a slot.
Share your Ideas for C4
We are always happy to hear comments or suggestions from our audience. Participate in the collective spirit, and share your ideas with us!
Submit Choral Works to C4
C4 accepts scores for programming consideration on an ongoing basis. Composers interested in sending new choral works (none older than 25 years!) are encouraged to forward e-copies of your scores/recordings to email@example.com.
While e-copies are strongly preferred, hard copy scores may be submitted to the mailing address below.
Please note, submission will not be returned. We cannot guarantee return correspondence beyond a letter of recognition of the receipt of your materials.
We look forward to seeing your work.
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
c/o The Artist Co-op
500 West 52nd Street, 3W
New York, NY, 10019
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