Want to sing with the Heinz Chapel Choir?

Auditions are open to all registered students at the University of Pittsburgh. One way to sign up for an audition is to visit the HCC table at the Student Activities Fair in the Petersen Events Center, which is held annually on the Sunday before the start of the fall semester. That's a great place to meet some of the current members and ask any questions you might have about the Choir. You can also sign up for an audition online up to two weeks before auditions begin (use the button at the bottom of this page). Auditions are held during the first four days of classes fall semester. This is typically the only audition period for the Choir - alternates are selected at this time, as well as the roster for the academic year.

If you have problems scheduling an audition or have any questions, please email HCC’s director, Dr. Susan Rice, at srice1@pitt.edu

What to prepare

Auditions are limited to 10 minutes each and include:

  1. Vocalizing through your range

  2. Singing a short prepared melody* of your choice (without accompaniment)

    *Choose a song that will allow you to showcase your musicianship and artistry skills, demonstrate the tone color you would use in choir, and that you will feel confident and prepared to sing. Plan to sing for just a few minutes (about 1 verse and chorus, or the equivalent).

  3. Rhythmic and melodic sightsinging exercises

  4. Rhythmic and melodic aural memory exercises

Auditions will be held in Music Building room 128 (Dr. Rice’s office). Please plan to arrive early to your audition appointment.

Dates for 2019-2020

Monday, August 12 - Saturday, August 24 ~ sign up for an audition appointment using the online scheduler (click the button below)

Sunday, August 25, 1:00-4:00 pm ~ meet current HCC members & sign up for an audition appointment during the Activities Fair @ Petersen Events Center

Auditions will be held on the following dates:

Monday, August 26 ~ between 11:00 am-12:00 pm; 2:00-5:00 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 27 ~ between 1:00-4:00 pm; 6:00-8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 28 ~ between 11:30 am-2:00 pm; 2:30-5:00 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, August 29 ~ between 12:30-2:00 pm; 3:00-4:30 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm

Rehearsals begin:

Tuesday, September 03 @ 4:00 pm in Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Rehearsals are Tuesday/Thursday, 4:00-5:50pm. Please be certain you have no conflicts with rehearsals before you schedule an audition appointment.