Join ProMusica Arizona

 

ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) is always looking for talented and dedicated musicians to join our group. Auditions are held throughout the season. To schedule an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org.

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.

Chorale
All voices are welcome to audition. 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. Please bring sheet music.

Orchestra
Auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. 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 4th at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church,  20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027.

Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on September 10th at Sunrise Methodist Church, 19234 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027.

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
ProMusica Arizona is a community volunteer organization. While PMAZ ticket sales and donations cover 70-75% of the costs associated with membership in the chorale and orchestra, singers and instrumentalists pay dues to help cover expenses including music, directors, rehearsal space and accompanist. The Board of Directors sets dues annually at an amount that covers 25-30% of participation costs. For the 2018-19 season, dues have been set at $175. Dues can be split into two payments, or special arrangements can be made upon request. Members also are responsible for the cost of their concert attire.

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