Audition Preparation

You’ve been selected to audition to sing with the TMC.

Here’s what to prepare.

Musical selections to prepare in advance of your audition

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Prepare a solo musical selection of your own choosing to sing at your audition, any style is welcome.  All auditions will be accompanied by TMC’s collaborative pianist. Please remember to bring a copy of your piece for the accompanist. The accompanist’s copy must be in the key in which the piece will be performed.

Measures 1 to 62 of Johannes Brahms’ Wie lieblich deine Wohnungen (from Ein deutsches Requiem)

One of the following rhythm exercises – you can sing them on ‘ta’ or clap.  Choose either Rhythm Exercise #1 or Rhythm Exercise #2

A chromatic scale: ascending from Do to Sol and then descending from Sol to Do. You may sing this on any syllable you choose, e.g. ta or doo

A diction exercise

Additional exercises presented to you during the audition

During the audition, you will be asked to sing a series of simple vocal exercises to determine your range and overall musical ability.

The audition will also include a simple sight-singing exercise. For a sight-singing example, look at Gently, Lord, O Gently Lead Us by Nathaniel Dett


If you have any questions in advance of your audition, please contact the Manager of Artistic Operations at