All interested students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Duke and Triangle communities are welcome to audition for the Chapel Choir. Auditions are normally scheduled during the first week of classes each semester. To arrange an audition, please call (919) 684-3898 or email the Staff Assistant to Chapel Music.
You should bring to your audition something that you know well, such as a solo song, choral part, hymn, or folksong. Director of Chapel Music Rodney Wynkoop will first warm you up and check your range and general voice quality. Then you can sing up to three minutes of the piece you have brought. (An accompanist will be provided if you need one.) Finally, you will be asked to sight-read some music. You can have up to four attempts at the sight-reading, with coaching and help from the Director of Chapel Music.
The Chapel Choir seeks singers who can read music and learn it quickly, who sing in tune, and who have voices that will blend with others. Every effort is made to accept most students and a small number of non-students from among those who audition each year. Audition results are posted at noon on the second Monday of classes at the audition site and at 02 Biddle Music Building.