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Auditions & Employment

Chorus Auditions for Aida

Please see the message below from Opera Grand Rapids Chorus Master Austin McWilliams.

Welcome to the 2022/23 season of the OGR Chorus! First, a few housekeeping items:

  • Our regular chorus rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm.
  • Please see the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE. All dates are still subject to change, but I’d estimate that the dates/times are 90% accurate.
  • All chorus members will receive a $400 honorarium.
  • Tenors and baritones/basses are especially encouraged to audition.


Auditions are available in the following time slots:

  • Wednesday, November 9, 6:00–9:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 13, 2:00–5:00 pm

Each audition will be 10 minutes and will consist of the following elements:

  1. Solo. Please prepare one solo piece to sing. A pianist will be provided for you free of charge. Make sure your music is in suitable shape for a pianist to sight-read. I am interested in hearing how well you sing, not how complicated your aria is. An unaccompanied “Happy Birthday” is as acceptable a choice as “Nessun dorma.”
  2. Sight-singing
  3. Italian diction
  4. Physical movement

To sign up for an audition, you must complete these TWO steps:

  1. Reserve your time slot HERE. If we run out of slots, we’re happy to add more.
  2. Fill out THIS quick form.

Please contact Austin McWilliams at amcwilliams@operagr.org with any questions.  He will always respond within one business day.