Detailed information for the 2017 audition will be posted here.
Am I good enough to Audition?
Every year we get asked this same question. The most likely answer, if you have taken the time to find this information, is yes.
Entry into UWCC is competitive each year but do not be put off by this. We are not a choir with only 2 places per year and, if you meet the standard, then you are more likely than not to be let in. The auditions are not a test of experience, but potential, and so past experience of choral singing is NOT essential (although, desirable!).
What is the format of the auditions?
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your audition. You will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire detailing any experience you have.
The audition will consist of a range test followed by a short piece of sight-reading. This piece will be simple and in English. Every year a number of excellent singers get scared by this aspect and choose not to audition because of this element. They invariably regret this decision by Week 3 of Term 1 and end up auditioning the following year. The audition will last between 5 and 10 minutes.
How and when do I sign up for an audition?
Audition sheets are in the Music Centre foyer and to audition all you need to do is sign-up for a slot on those sheets. You can sign up until the time of the last audition: but PLEASE do so as early as possible, because if you forget a year is a long time to wait.
The Music Centre can be accessed via Warwick Arts Centre: it is between the Woods-Scawen Room and Le Gusta restaurant and is clearly sign-posted.
I am a visiting student or wasn't at Warwick for the audition day, can I still join?
In the first instance, you should contact the Director of Music, Paul McGrath directly to discuss this; he can be contacted through the Music Centre office. If you were at Warwick on the audition day you are unlikely to be admitted. The Director of Music's decision is final in all matters of music.
When will I hear if I'm in?
Successful candidates are contacted as soon as possible after the decision is made by mobile phone.