Musicians invited to audition for ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra

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PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona invites professional and community singers and instrumentalists to audition for the Chorale and Orchestra for the second half of the performance season. Auditions appointments can be scheduled by contacting Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org or by calling or texting (602) 570-4458.

The 2019-20 season marks ProMusica Arizona’s 17th performance year. ProMusica Arizona 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.

ProMusica Arizona 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.

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.

Rehearsals (unless alternate location is announced)

Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on January 6 at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027.

Weekly Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on January 7 at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027.

Second Half of 2019-20 Season

Latin Spice: Misa Azteca for choir, orchestra, Aztec instruments and mariachi in collaboration with the Carolyn Eynon Singers. Also featuring Latin influenced music in the second half.

April 4 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
April 5 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City

Baroque to Bluegrass: Tim Sharp’s Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass accompanied by a bluegrass band. Also featuring small instrumental and vocal ensembles in the second half.

May 16 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
May 17 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City

Fees
ProMusica Arizona community musicians pay a nominal fee to help cover the costs of music, rehearsal space and artistic staff. Fees collected from members cover approximately 8% of PMAZ’s operating budget. Fees for musicians joining at mid-season are $90.

About ProMusica Arizona

Since its founding in 2003, PMAZ has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences in the North Phoenix area. With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from teens to 80s, the group has performed over 175 times for more than 131,000 people. ProMusica Arizona is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information, go to www.PMAZ.org.