Illinois State University's advanced women's choir is comprised mainly of 45-50 undergraduate vocal majors. The varied repertoire of Belle Voix is learned with solfege. Belle Voix recently performed at the Illinois Music Educators’ Conference in Peoria, demonstrating tone quality and musicality techniques utilizing movement. An audition is required for non-majors to participate in this ensemble. (MUS 186A02)
Fall 2020 Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions
Returning and transferring students with voice as their primary instrument are expected to submit an ensemble placement audition, comprised of two brief audio-only recordings. Students new to college begin auditions spring semester, and do not need to submit audition recordings at this time. The audition recording components:
Sing the standard version of Happy Birthday, unaccompanied, in your preferred key.
Sing an 8 - measure * excerpt (in your preferred clef), unaccompanied. If possible, use solfege syllables; otherwise la, la ,la or any neutral syllable will suffice. * The excerpt will be available on August 1, 2020.
Other Audition Information
Two audio-only files are best submitted as .mp3
Please label files like this : (your) LastName Song.mp3 (your) LastName Excerpt.mp3
Example: Carlson Song.mp3 Carlson Excerpt.mp3
Drop your audio files in the appropriate section beginning August 13:
The Illinois State University choral faculty remain committed to your health, well-being, and continued learning. We will continue to explore choral repertoire of all styles. We know that all members of the choral family will continue to be empathetic, flexible, and understanding to our evolving circumstances.