Do you love to sing and harmonize with others? Are you interested in forming life-long friendships with singers in your community? Look no further – Olympia Chorus wants you!
The Olympia Chorus welcomes people regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, nationality, or ethnicity.
COVID-19 Update: Olympia Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) invites you to an open audition. In preparation for our 2021 competition, we hope to add 10-15 new singers (all parts) before we start rehearsing again after the quarantine. During your 30-minute audition, you’ll be asked to do some vocalizing and sing a section of a song (your choice) a Capella. You don’t need to read music – just be able to sing on pitch, memorize music, remember choreography, and have a desire to improve your vocal technique. Contact Margaret today (360-791-5483) to schedule your private zoom virtual audition.
- Visit a rehearsal! If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by an adult. You will be placed into a vocal section based on your experience and vocal range and given access to sheet music and learning tracks of our current repertoire.
- After attending 3 rehearsals, you are eligible to audition! However, you do not have to audition until you are ready. Our membership coordinator will be in constant contact to ensure you are aware of the audition process and membership requirements.
- During your audition, you will sing two songs from our current repertoire (one ballad, one up-tune) in a quartet with three other members in front of our music staff. The music must be memorized, and you will be evaluated on your accuracy, engagement, and ability to be coached.
What Kind of Experience is Required?
No experience at all! Not everyone in our chorus has sung all her life or been trained musically. Many of us don’t sight-read music; some don’t read music at all. Some of us don’t even consider ourselves natural-born performers! We maintain high standards for membership, but we recognize that everyone learns this craft at different levels.
How Much Does Membership Cost?
COVID-19 UPDATE: Dues have been temporarily reduced to $20.00 per month until further notice.
Membership in the Olympia Chorus is $45.00 per month for adults (over 25) and $22.50 per month for youth (25 and under). That goes toward International, Regional, and Chorus dues. Chorus dues help cover fees for coaching sessions, sheet music, learning media, costumes, chorus marketing, and more! For the first few months of membership, there are some additional fees, including costume fees ($100.00) and the first year of International and Regional dues ($136.00).
We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone interested in joining. If you have questions or concerns about payment, please talk to us!