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Baker University Department of Music

All-State Choir Audition Workshop

Friday, October 6, 2023


Dr. Ryan Olsen

Director of Choral Ensembles

Department of Music and Theatre

Rice Auditorium | 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Prepare for district and state choir auditions with Baker University choral faculty and Director of Choral Ensembles Dr. Ryan Olsen, who will serve as the workshop clinician.

Students must provide their own copies of the KMEA audition pieces and should bring a water bottle and pencil for the day. There is no workshop fee. Lunch will not be provided at this workshop, but box lunches may be purchased from Baker University Dining Services in advance. Please arrange with Dr. Olsen before September 25.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m., so please arrive on campus around 8:45 a.m. in order to register. The workshop will conclude by 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Features
  • Sight-singing practice and tips to improve sight-singing success
  • Clinic on audition repertoire for All-State Treble and Mixed Choirs
  • Vocal technique workshops focusing on treble voices and changing tenor and bass voices
  • Performances by Baker University choirs
  • Demonstration and practice of All-State audition process
  • Strategies for audition success and dealing with performance anxiety when auditioning

Rice Auditorium is located at 404 Eighth St.

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