Richard Sparks with more on how to audition singers:
For many of us with advanced choirs, a group recall audition by section is an important part of the selection process. It’s a possible next step after the individual auditions, which can serve several purposes:
- a chance to compare voices that you may have heard over several days (we just heard around 200 singers in our auditions)
- trying out different combinations of voices to see which voices work together best in a section
- to check musicianship and ability to follow rehearsal suggestions in a different way
- to set placement within the section
It takes time to do this, but it can be quite valuable.
A really great post, especially for someone who is green at running an audition.