2022-23 auditions are CLOSED. Thank you to all who have completed auditions.

  1. Complete the AUDITION form below.
  2. Create your audition video.
  3. Upload your audition video using the appropriate link(s) at the bottom of this page no later than June 1, 2022.

 

AUDITION FORM:

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CREATE YOUR VOCALIST AUDITION VIDEO:

All video auditions for VOCALISTS must include the following:

Section 1- Introduction: 

Tell us a few things about yourself such as your name, hometown, high school, favorite food, family pet, etc.

Section 2- Vocalizations: 

Click the link below to play the the vocalization videos for your voice part (Sop/Alto OR Tenor/Bass). Record yourself singing along with the ascending, then descending video in the background. Try to sing all the way to the end of each video if you can. Finally, edit your video to remove the ‘staff member introduction’ as well as any notes that were impossible to sing.

Soprano/Alto – Ascending Video

Soprano/Alto – Descending Video

Tenor/Bass – Ascending Video

Tenor/Bass – Descending Video

Section 3- Performance:

Record yourself singing two songs of contrasting style and tempo: Introduce the title, composer/songwriter before each song. Both songs must include an accompaniment with no added vocals. Live or recorded accompaniments are acceptable. Self-accompanied songs acceptable. The entire song or the best two minutes of each song is acceptable. When recording the audition video, make sure the balance favors your voice more than the accompaniment.

Section 4- Interview:

Record yourself answering the following questions.

A- Describe a time when you accomplished something you are really proud of. What did you learn through this accomplishment?

B- What inspires you each day to sing?

C- Why do you wish to be a part of PMO?

If you are unsure which ensemble(s) you would like to audition for, please check out the introductory videos at the bottom of this page.

SUBMIT YOUR VOCALIST VIDEO:

ASSEMBLE all 4 sections into ONE video before uploading.

RENAME your video file to include your first and last name. “JohnDoevideoaudition.mov” would work just fine for John Doe.

UPLOAD your video to the corresponding drop box link at the bottom of this page for EVERY ensemble you wish to be considered for.

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CREATE YOUR HANDBELLS AUDITION VIDEO:

All video auditions for HANDBELLS should include the following:

Open (or download and open) the following music excerpt:

Section 1- Introduction: 

Tell us a few things about yourself such as your name, hometown, high school, favorite food, family pet, etc. at the beginning of your video.

Section 2- Performance:

Record yourself playing exercises 1-6.  Play each line with a pause between each line…take as much time as you want.  Tips:  Play each exercise at a slow, steady tempo; don’t worry about mistakes – keep going! The goal is to demonstrate your rhythmic reading skill and your overall handbell technique.  Wrong notes are fine – play them with passion and conviction!  

It is preferable to use handbells for your audition.  If you have access through your church/school, that’s great!  However, in this time of pandemic, you may use two wooden spoons.  Label the spoons A and B CLEARLY so that I can see which bell you intend to ring at which time. The A will be in your left hand; B in the right (lower bell is always in your left hand).

Section 3- Interview:

Record yourself answering the following questions.

A- Describe a time when you accomplished something you are really proud of. What did you learn through this accomplishment?

B- What inspires you each day to ring?

C- Why do you wish to be a part of PMO?

SUBMIT YOUR HANDBELLS VIDEO:

ASSEMBLE all sections into ONE video before uploading.

RENAME your video file to include your first and last name. “JohnDoevideoaudition.mov” would work just fine for John Doe.

UPLOAD your video to the Purdue Bells link drop box link below.

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AUDITION VIDEO UPLOAD LINKS:

**BE SURE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO EVERY ENSEMBLE LINK YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR**

Heart & Soul Video video audition submission link

Purdue Bells video audition submission link

Purdue Varsity Glee Club video audition submission link

Purduettes video audition submission link

University Choir video audition submission link

All videos must be uploaded to the respective drop box folders by 11:59pm on June 1, 2022.

Audition results will be sent to the email address you supplied on your audition form by June 15, 2022.

E-mail Jeff Vallier with any questions about the audition process.

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INSTRUMENTAL VIDEO AUDITION (Bass, Guitar, Drum Set, or Sound Technicians)

Please email the director of the ensemble you wish to participate in for further directions. If you are unsure which ensemble you would like to participate in, please email Jeff Vallier for assistance.

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For more information about each ensemble, check out the videos below:

Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Purduettes

Purdue Bells

University Choir

Heart & Soul