Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Cleveland POPS Orchestra Chorus? Well now could be your chance!

Cleveland POPS Orchestra Chorus with Director William Zurkey will be holding auditions for new members for the upcoming 2018-2019 concert season this Wednesday Aug 22 from 5-7 p.m. in room G-17 of the Music and Communications Building at Cleveland State University (2001 Euclid Ave Cleveland).

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra Chorus is a membership organization that performs with Carl Topilow and the Cleveland POPS Orchestra at numerous concerts and events throughout the Orchestra’s concert season. Most performances will take place at Severance Hall and Playhouse Square Center. The chorus will rehearse on most Monday evenings from September through May.

Singers (ages 18 and up) wishing to audition must have previous choral experience and demonstrate good tone quality and sight-reading skills. Applicants will be asked to prepare a solo that best demonstrates their vocal abilities.

There is a piano in the audition room, but no accompanist will be provided. If you have no accompanist, please bring a recording of your accompaniment, as well as a copy of the sheet music.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Gordon Petitt at (216) 765-7677 or email him at glpetitt@clevelandpops.com.

The audition form that must be completed and attached to your email can be found at https://www.clevelandpops.com/news/cleveland-pops-chorus-18-19-auditions/.

Don’t miss this opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream!

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