Thursday, July 14, 2005

Letter to UAB Vocal Students


You'll soon be receiving this letter from me--it is the annual letter telling you about choir auditions before school begins. Mark the dates on your calendar!

Dear UAB Vocal Student,

Greetings from UAB!

Exciting things are in store for UAB Choirs and Ensembles this year:

  • Two operas: Menotti’s The Medium and The Devil and Daniel Webster by Douglas Moore,
  • Handel’s Messiah with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra,
  • Mozart’s Solemn Vespers in a trip to New York to sing in Carnegie Hall with Dr. Copeland conducting, and
  • A prestigious performance at the American Choral Directors Convention by the Concert Choir

As always, all new and returning vocal students must attend vocal placement auditions. The auditions will occur on Tuesday, August 16th on this schedule:

Tuesday, August 16 – Hulsey 308

12:30 p.m. New students
2:00 p.m. All male singers (new and returning)
3:00 p.m. All female singers (new and returning)

No preparation is necessary. All students who make Concert Choir will receive a letter to alleviate any time conflicts that present a problem during registration.

Call-backs for Chamber Singers will be posted following the auditions on Tuesday. Anyone interested in Opera Theater should contact Dr. Ray (see enclosed flyer). Auditions for Chamber Singers and opera roles will be on Wednesday, August 17.

Wednesday, August 17 – Hulsey 308
10:00 a.m. Chamber Singers call-backs
11:30-1:00 p.m. Rehearsals with accompanist for opera auditions
1:00 p.m. Auditions for opera roles

Students will need to add all appropriate ensembles to their schedules on Wednesday, August 17 to avoid drop/add fees. Classes begin on Thursday, August 18.

If you have any questions regarding the audition schedule, please contact Dr. Philip Copeland by email ( or phone (205.335.5353).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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