Elder Conservatorium Choirs (Classical)
The Choral Program at the Elder Conservatorium of Music is unique in Australian tertiary music education in both structure and scale. The Program is based on the fundamental principle that ensemble work is an essential part of a musician's education at any level. Choral music is one of the most universal of musical genres and is an artform that possesses a diversity like no other. At any level - from amateur to professional – choral singing involves artistic expression using the most natural and elemental of all instruments - the human voice. Carl Crossin is currently Director of the Elder Conservatorium and has been Head of Choral Music at the Conservatorium since 2002 when the current choral program was initiated. He is also Artistic Director and Conductor of Adelaide Chamber Singers and was awarded an OAM for his services to music (choral music in particular) in the 2007 Australia Day Honours List.
for the Choirs
In addition to the Voice students at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, all three choirs welcome all music students (non-voice majors), non-music students (from other faculties and other universities), and members of the public.
Audition Information :
The audition has three components:
You will be asked to sing a short, lyrical and unaccompanied song of your choice. This is to hear you sing musical phrases, engage with text, and to get some idea of your vocal tone, range and voice type within a musical context.
- Aural tests
You will be asked to sing the middle note of several (progressively challenging) three-note chords.
- Sight reading
The sight reading part of the audition is relatively straight forward. Difficulty is not the issue here - this is just to see how well you can read music in a vocal context.