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AUDITIONS: USM Youth Ensembles - Vocal

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:00 PM
Room 211, Corthell Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
Binney Brackett
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5003
Contact Email:

USM Youth Ensembles - ChoralThe USM School of Music holds auditions for the two vocal performing groups of the USM Youth Ensembles, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale (SMYC) (mixed voices, middle/high school) directed by Becca DeWan and the Southern Maine Children's Choir (SMCC) (treble voices grades 3 and up) directed by Paul McGovern.

Schedule an audition for Wednesday, September 2, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. 

SMCC rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:45 - 7 p.m.
SMYC rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Audition requirements: Candidate singers will be asked to sing a familiar song such as Happy  Birthday or America (My Country 'Tis of Thee). Youth Chorale members will have additional requirements that will be provided when scheduling your audition. The audition will also include singing back pitch and rhythm patterns and a range check. The audition will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

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Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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