We hold new member auditions in August and December at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church (1600 Underwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213). Our next auditions are Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024.

  • Tenors and basses are particularly encouraged to audition.
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  • We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:45 p.m. at Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Church.

Audition Tips

  • Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made by e-mailing donnatanzer@miad.edu (preferred) or calling 414-639-8134. Walk-ins are heard in between appointments as the schedule permits.
  • Auditions take place in private with our conductor, Dr. James B. Kinchen, Jr.
  • You must be a high school graduate or at least 18 years old.
  • No prepared material is necessary.
  • Past choral experience, with a basic ability to read choral sheet music, is extremely helpful. You will be asked to sing a familiar song and sight-sing a simple melody.
  • Vocalizing while on your way to auditions and while waiting for your turn is encouraged. We begin every rehearsal with several minutes of warm-up.
  • Members of the choir will be on hand to greet you and answer any questions you may have.
  • You’ll receive background information about the chorus, including our rehearsal attendance policy and an explanation of what is expected of chorus members.
  • You’ll be asked to fill out an information form.
  • You’ll be notified within a day or two of your audition as to whether you have been accepted into the chorus. If accepted, you will be responsible for annual dues of $120 plus costuming, which includes a black tuxedo with white shirt or a black performance dress that costs between $60 and $80, depending on size and length.
  • Good luck!