Auditions

Exultate – 2016-17 Concert Season – Our 21st Year

Information about the 2016-17 Audition process:

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Exultate. (Auditions for the ensemble took place in May, 2016. (There are still positions open for singers as of November, 2016.) The 2016-17 season marks our 21st year of making music! We are excited about that and invite you to audition for what promises to be a stellar year!)

The choir and orchestra are open to any fine musician interested in committing time and energies to accomplishing high standards and a high level of music making. There are openings in all sections of the choir for the 2016-2017 season and from time to time openings in the orchestra.

Exultate is a fine orchestra and choir dedicated to performing at the highest level of artistry. Our concerts are filled with music from all periods of music history and our ultimate goal is to move the listener’s soul. Through intense rehearsals we prepare music and then present performances in acoustical spaces which enhance the listener’s experience and enable that music to move from voice to ears to heart and become music in its purest form – the language of emotions. What a privilege! We also have a great deal of fun doing so. Both the orchestra and choir are made up of musicians from all walks of life, many communities within the Twin Cities and a broad range of ages. We enjoy singing and playing together in rehearsals, concerts and off stage at gatherings, parties and other events.

We also have several recording sessions each season and release new albums often.  We have more than 20 CDs in our library of recordings sold all over the world through our own web site, iTunes, Amazon.com and a host of other digital outlets.

Choral Scholar Positions Available – 2016-17 Season

In addition to our fine volunteer singers and paid section leaders, we will have additional positions open to any auditioning singer. These positions are Choral Scholar Positions.  They are paid choral positions in the Exultate Chamber Choir.  Being a Choral Scholar is no more valued or important than any other position in the choir but with membership as a Choral Scholar, more is expected.  For more information or to apply for a Choral Scholar audition, please click here.

Exultate Choir Audition Process

If you are interested in auditioning for the choir, the first step is to complete and submit the form located at the bottom of this page. If you have additional materials such as a resume you may submit that as well directly to the conductor, Dr. Thomas D. Rossin by email at: trossin@comcast.net. Upon receipt of your submission below and any other materials, we will contact you to set up a time for your audition. You should suggest several days and times in your submission form. We will try to find a time which is convenient for you to audition.

After submitting your intent to audition and arranging for an audition time, your audition will take place as arranged.  Musicality, sightsinging, tone production, memory and vocal agility are tested through the use of musical examples, exercises and vocal scales. No prepared solo is required. (We are interested in excellent choral singers who may or may not have a solo voice.) Auditions last approximately 15 minutes. Several days after your audition you may be asked to return for a group callback audition. (You must reserve this time – see date below for callback auditions.) You will be notified of the final results as soon as possible.

Choir Audition Schedule – 2016-17 Season

Updated on November 30, 2016: There are still a few openings for the 2016-17 Season –  Fill out the application form below if you are interested in auditioning. We will contact you to set up an audition time. If you have questions, please contact the Artistic Director, Dr. Thomas D. Rossin by email at: trossin@comcast.net(Please note that he is on tour during the month of June so will not get back to you to setup an audition until his return in July.)

Choir Time Commitment

Exultate Chamber Choir rehearses each week on Thursday evenings 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. from September through May. Rehearsals are held at Christ the King Lutheran Church (8600 Fremont Avenue South in Bloomington). Below is the 2016-2017 choir schedule with performance (p) and recording (r) dates. Most rehearsal and recording dates are on Thursdays. Please note: most performances (p) which fall on Friday or Saturday are at 7:30 PM and most performances (p) which fall on Sunday are at 3:00 or 4:00 PM unless announced otherwise. (The following list indicates the dates we already have. There may be some changes, additions or deletions. Members receive the final list before the beginning of the season in September, 2016.)

2016
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 15(p), 16(p), 20(r), 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 3(p), 4(p), 8, 10(p), 11(p), 15(r)
2017
January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 10(p), 11(p), 12(p)

Exultate Orchestra Audition Process

From time to time there are openings in the Exultate Orchestra. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the Exultate office at 651-707-0727. When invited to audition, candidates will be tested for musicality, instrumental technique and mastery of the instrument. Two prepared solos in contrasting styles (accompanist provided) are to be played at this audition. They need not be long and can consist of excerpts from the two works. A personal interview is included in the audition process. Auditions last approximately 20 minutes.

Exultate Chamber Orchestra meets on Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. from September through May. (Not every Thursday – see specific dates on the schedule.) Most rehearsal and recording dates are on Thursdays. Please note: all performances (p) which fall on Friday or Saturday are at 7:30 PM and all performances which fall on Sunday are at 4:00 PM unless announced otherwise.

Below is the 2015-2016 orchestra schedule. The 2016-2017 season schedule will be similar.

 2015
October 2, 16, 23, 25(p), 26(p), 30(r)
November 6, 11(p), 13, 20,
December 4, 6(p), 12(p), 13(p), 14(p), 18(r)
2016
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 6(p), 7(p), 8(p), 12(r)

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