Join ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) is always looking for talented and dedicated musicians to join our group. PMAZ will be holding auditions for its Chorale and Orchestra at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027 on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. However, auditions can be scheduled throughout the year by appointment.
To schedule an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete and submit the Orchestra or Chorale form below, and you will be contacted.
The 2019-20 season marks PMAZ’s 17th 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 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.
PMAZ Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, 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.
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.
Auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece and playing scales are required. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
Violin/viola: selected three octave major and minor scales
Cello: selected three or four octave major and minor scales
Bass: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Flute/oboe/clarinet: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Bassoon: B-flat major, E-flat major two octaves
French horn: selected scales of your choice, two octaves
Other brass instruments: please inquire
For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at email@example.com.
Weekly Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027.
Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Sunrise Methodist Church, 19234 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
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 2019-20 season, dues are $180. 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.