Musicians invited to audition for ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra

PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will be holding auditions for its Chorale and Orchestra at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave. in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 21 starting at 7 p.m.

The 2018-2019 season marks ProMusica Arizona’s 16th performance year. PMAZ ensembles perform a wide variety of repertoire from classical to popular, including major works and concert versions of musicals.

Performances often include visual elements, actors and soloists to enhance the concert experience. The multi-generational chorale and orchestra consists of volunteer community members, supplemented with professional musicians, as needed.

Ensemble members are encouraged to audition for solo parts and roles.

Newly-appointed Interim Artistic Director, Patti Graetz, who has more than 30 years of conducting and performing experience, will be assisted by professionals mentoring community musicians in a challenging, but supportive environment. Community musicians will perform alongside professionals in concerts throughout the season.

All voices are welcome to audition for chorale. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A two-minute prepared song is required.

Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation and music reading ability. Accompanist will be provided, but please bring sheet music.

Auditions for all instruments are welcome for he orchestra. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided, but please bring sheet music.

For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org.

Rehearsals

  • Weekly Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on September 4.
  • Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on September 10.
  • Rehearsal locations are being confirmed.

ProMusica 2018-19 Season:

  • Broadway, Beatles and Blues – Broadway favorites, Beatles medley and selection of blues.
  • It’s Christmas! – Classical, traditional and popular Christmas music.
  • Mountain Days – Concert version of a musical based on the life of John Muir by Arizona composer Craig Bohmler.

All chorale and orchestra members and their guests are invited to join ProMusica Arizona for a singing and sightseeing tour of Ireland in June 2019 (travelers are not required to be singers).

Fees

PMAZ community musicians pay a nominal fee to help cover the costs of music, rehearsal space and artistic staff. Fees collected from members cover approximately 8 percent of PMAZ’s operating budget.

About ProMusica Arizona

Since its founding in 2003, PMAZ has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences in the North Phoenix area. With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from teens to 80s, the group has performed over 150 times for nearly 125,000 people. PMAZ is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information, go to www.PMAZ.org.

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