Audition to Join the
Singers who wish to reserve a time slot on an upcoming audition date should complete an application (see inset) and contact the OCS Executive Director Valerie Ossipoff. Singers who successfully pass the audition will be invited to join the Honolulu Symphony Chorus.
Auditions for new singers generally are held twice a year: at the beginning of the season in the fall and in mid-season at the beginning of the calendar year.
The Audition Process
Any singer who is at least 18 years of age or who has graduated from high school may audition. Singers should bring sheet music for a piece of their choosing and be prepared to sing it for the Artistic Director, Dr. Esther Yoo. The piece should be an art song, aria, or hymn, and we advise selecting something classical in nature. An accompanist will be provided. In addition to singing their selected piece, all singers will be voiced to assess range, quality, diction, and sight-reading ability.
This video news report was broadcast 10 August 2010.
The Honolulu Symphony Chorus is a professional-level, volunteer chorus. Dues are $180 for the entire season. Scholarships are available for full-time students and for those with financial need. Singers in the Chorus agree to abide by a set of requirements.