JOIN US!

Come learn new songs, meet new people, and share your voice with us!
 

Step 1: Contact Us and join us for rehearsal!

If you are interested in joining us, email membership@virginiacoast.org or fill out and submit the guest profile form heremember of our leadership team will reach out with more details.

Please complete and submit the guest registration form prior to your first visit.


Step 2: Complete a Vocal Diagnostic. 

A vocal diagnostic is a required preliminary step at the first rehearsal. Our vocal placement liaison will set aside a few minutes before each rehearsal begins for the assessment. Its purpose is to get a first impression of your voice, your aural skills, and identify your vocal range. We will ask you to run through some basic vocal exercises and sing a simple song, usually Happy Birthday. Once complete, you will be assigned a voice part.


Step 3: Practice

We invite you to make use of your first month after voice placement and visit as many rehearsals as possible to get to know the chorus, get a feel for our culture, and see how we work. During rehearsals, you will be in the midst of others in your voice part, and you will have sheet music to follow along with. If after your third visit you are interested in auditioning, you will receive learning tracks and sheet music for the audition songs. You will have the opportunity during rehearsals to practice your audition music. Music team members are happy to mentor you along the way.


Step 4: Audition

Attendance to at least three rehearsals is required before auditioning.  The audition process includes an informal practice time, and the official audition at least one week later.  These are about 15 minutes long and include singing through the audition music (sung a cappella in a quartet with the members of the Music Team). We know sometimes nerves come into play in the beginning and we are not looking for perfection; we look for potential! The music team is there to help.


Step 5: Apply for Membership!

Once the music requirements are met, you may apply for membership.  When accepted, you will be welcomed into the chorus and given a binder of sheet music of our current repertoire. You will also receive member access to our website and learning tracks and sheet music.