The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington auditions new members to join GMCW each season. Round one of auditions for the current season was held on August 19 & 20, but there is still an opportunity to audition before the first rehearsal on September 13. Auditions are by appointment only and will be held virtually via Zoom. Those accepted from the auditions will meet virtually for a GMCW orientation. Following orientation, new members will join the Zoom rehearsals and events alongside returning members.
GMCW welcomes all singers — regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation — who can sing in the lower vocal register (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone, Bass) to audition. Potential singers must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the audition and not in high school.
Scheduling: If you would like to schedule an audition, please fill out the audition form HERE. The form asks for information about scheduling your audition as well as your singing history. After filling out the form, if you have any further questions about the audition process or joining the Chorus, please contact our auditions coordinator James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, please read below for answers to some common questions and to learn more about Chorus membership. Because the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington strives for artistic excellence, acceptance as a singing member is determined by an audition. We understand that the idea of an audition can be intimidating, and we do our best to make the audition process as informal and friendly as possible.
What to Expect at the Audition: The only people in the room will be you and GMCW’s Artistic Director. The audition will primarily consist of you singing a song a cappella or with a recorded accompaniment. Please plan to sing a song — any song from “Happy Birthday” to your favorite Broadway song — your choice! Additionally, you will be asked to sing some scales so the artistic director can determine your voice part. Any previous music experience is a plus. No need to send a headshot or resume. Overall, the whole process should take 10-15 minutes and will be over before you know it! You will be notified of the audition outcome within the week.