Auditions for the chorus take place twice a year.
Our next audition opportunities will be held on September 12 & 17, 2022.
OPEN REHEARSAL FOR HOLIDAY UNDER THE STARS
Monday, September 12, 2022
6PM to 8PM – Introduction to the show and a quick read-through of some of the most beautiful music in the world. Palm Spring United Methodist Church, 1555 E Alejo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
8PM – New member auditions at Palm Springs United Methodist Church.
NEW MEMBER AUDITIONS
Saturday, September 17, 2022
11AM - Palm Springs United Methodist Church.
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3PM - St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 47535 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
7PM - Temple Isaiah, 332 W Alejo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Sunday, December 11, 2022
3PM - Temple Isaiah, 332 W Alejo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN PROSPECTIVE MEMBER AUDITIONS FOR MODERN MEN?
Congratulations! You’ve decided to audition as a singing member of Modern Men. We are MODERN MEN, who love to sing. Our mission it to promote harmony through outstanding performances, entertain and empower our audiences, and embrace diversity through community outreach.
ALL auditions and rehearsals are designed to meet current CDC and California COVID-19 guidelines.
ALL participants must register in advance to attend, and provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.
Click this link to complete the Audition Form so we may contact you to schedule your Audition:
You may email a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will remain confidential.
Regular rehearsals usually take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 9 pm
Palm Springs United Methodist Church, 1555 E Alejo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Holiday 2022 rehearsal dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5
There will also be section rehearsals and two Saturday all-day rehearsals which help us get the music learned, and can make up for a missed Monday rehearsal.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO AUDITION?
Either come to the first rehearsal from 6 to 8 pm at Palm Springs United Methodist Church and audition after the rehearsal, or on following Saturday morning at the same location. Auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis. If, for any reason you cannot make the Monday or Saturday auditions, speak with Stan.
You will NOT have to sing in front of a group of people. Only Dr. Stan Hill, the Artistic Director.
Either bring with you a prepared piece of music with piano accompaniment, in the key you wish to sing it, or simply be ready to sing My Country ‘Tis of Thee or Amazing Grace.
To check your tonal memory, simply sing an easy seven-note melody that is played for you which you repeat back. Tonal memory tells us that you can easily learn melodies.
The Artistic Director will then check your range. How high and how low can you sing? This helps us place you in the section that is most comfortable for you.
Can you read music? No? No problem. Yes? Great. It helps but is not absolutely necessary. We just want to see if you can tell if notes are going up or down and how long they are held.
We may ask you about your choral experiences and what choirs you have sung with.
That’s it. EASY, huh? As soon as you audition, you will be told whether you have made it into the chorus, or what other options you have.
BUT WHAT IF I DON'T MAKE IT?
You can always try again for the next concert period. However, there are several ways you can still become a part of Modern Men. Volunteering to help with marketing, production, membership support, or in other ways can help make Modern Men even more successful.