Auditions for Belle Canto are held during the four days before classes begin in August.
Incoming students often choose to attend Harding's Student Impact, which is a program to introduce them to campus life and activities. Those who are interested in being a part of a choral group should choose the Choral Impact track of Student Impact, which allows them to participate in all of Impact's recreational and informative activities while also introducing them to Harding's vocal groups and providing an opportunity to audition
It is not necessary to prepare anything for the choral audition. We'll ask you to sing through "My Country, 'tis of Thee" a few times in different keys (music and words will be provided); you'll sing some five-note scales with piano accompaniment; you'll do a little sightreading (you may use solfege syllables or numbers if you like, but no special technique is required); and we'll give you a short tonal memory test in which you'll sing back a few notes we play for you.
After auditions, we'll assign you to the singing group which we feel is best for you—the Chorus, Concert Choir, women's choir, or Chamber Singers.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shirel at firstname.lastname@example.org