CHORUS

Ensign Chorus

Ensign Symphony & Chorus was founded in 2013 and performs 5 concerts per season at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle, WA. All positions are volunteer. Regular full-season registration is now open. Rehearsal information and audition requirements are below.

AUDITION PROCEDURE

THE AUDITION

If you are interested in auditioning please complete the form below and we will contact you for a time and place to audition.  Our friendly, no pressure audition process includes the following:

  • Sing without accompaniment a hymn or prepared solo
  • Sight singing / tonal memory evaluation
  • Sing simple scales to establish vocal range

Auditions are currently being scheduled for September 5, 2019.

THE AUDITION COMMITTEE & RESULTS

Judges are usually comprised of experienced choral conductors, assistant conductors, and section leaders.  Sometimes auditions are audio-recorded so that final review can be made by the Music Director.

While the results of an audition are confidential, not being accepted into Ensign is not an indication of your abilities.  Often, space is not available for your vocal part.  In fact, female voices are encouraged to bring a male counterpart voice to audition to ensure better available balance.

STEVE DANIELSON

Chorus Director

Dr. Steve Danielson recently completed a doctorate in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington under the mentorship of Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers. His research areas include Slovak choral music, improvisation in the choral classroom, and choral folk music. His dissertation is entitled A Heritage of Songs: The Folk Songs Collection of Carrie Grover. He earned his M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Memphis in 2005 and a B.A. in Voice from Brigham Young University in 2002.

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