Want to Sing?
Rehearsals for the Fall 2014 Season begin:
Date: Monday, September 8
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, located near Menaul & Louisiana at 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE
Rehearsals occur every Monday night from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Because the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus strives for artistic excellence, acceptance as a singing member is determined by an audition. We understand that the idea of an audition can be intimidating, and we do our best to make the audition process as informal and friendly as possible.
To Schedule Your First Visit
Please signup here and the VP of Membership will contact you shortly with information to get you started with the Chorus.
May I sit in on a rehearsal prior to my audition?
Absolutely. Prior to auditioning, candidates are encouraged to sit-in on a regular rehearsal to personally experience the fun and demands of NMGMC membership. If you are interested in sitting-in on a rehearsal prior to auditioning, please click here to join and the VP of Membership will contact you shortly.
What to Expect at the Audition
You do not have to sing in front of the whole chorus or a group of judges. You will chat a little with the Artistic Director, sing some scales to warm-up to determine the range of your voice, and follow the Artistic Director through a series of vocal exercises. You might be asked to sight-read a (very!) simple piece of music, and may be given an exercise to test your ability to hear and reproduce different pitch sequences.
You do not need to prepare a song or bring any music, and there is no formal written music test. You do not have to know how to read music, but at a minimum, it helps to be able to follow your voice line. Any previous music experience is a plus. No need to bring a resume. Overall, the whole process should not take more than 5-10 minutes. The Artistic Director will help you feel comfortable and at ease for your audition.
Do I have to “re-audition” if I have sung in the chorus before? The answer to that question is yes! Even current chorus members will be asked to re-audition from time to time. Why? In order to make sure that everyone is in the correct section and singing well, the Artistic Director periodically needs to hear everyone in an audition setting.
You may email the Artistic Director for more information.
Ask us a question about joining by emailing our VP of Membership at:
Other Ways to Be Involved
If singing is not your forte, that's ok! The Chorus has many aspects that needs your help! Click below for more information.