HMC Audition FAQs

So you are interested in auditioning for the Heartland Men’s Chorus?

What a fantastic idea! You’ll be a part of a singing legacy that has worked to change hearts and minds in our community while enriching the weekly lives of its many members and volunteers. But, you’ll have to audition first. #SorryNotSorry 🙂

What will I have to sing at my audition?

We want you to be confident! Sing a small excerpt of something you can and want to sing. Pick something that you can really shine on- doesn’t matter the style- pop, classical, broadway, it doesn’t matter! A capella or with some sheet music- either one works. Or, you can simply sing a traditional favorite like My Country Tis of Thee, Amazing Grace, or Somewhere Over the Rainbow! Next, we’ll check your voice for range for which section you belong, and it’s simple as that.

What should I do to prepare for the “audition”?

Low pressure- practice at home a bit so you can combat some very normal butterflies. No matter how much or how little you’ve auditioned- it still takes a courageous mindset to push through some of those nerves. You got this! 

Will I have to sing in front of the whole chorus?

Nope. You will sing in front of me and our accompanist Lamar Sims after one of the open rehearsals on September 3 or 10. The audition will be in a smaller hall to help create a stress-reducing environment. 

What happens at the audition?

We will offer you ways you can be involved with HMC- singing, volunteering, connecting HMC to other community partnerships, etc. We will let you know which section you will belong to (Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone, Bass, Heartlight volunteer, etc.) both that night and in an email soon after. You’ll then be invited to join our members-only communication platform called Chorus Connection and you will be matched up with a chorus buddy before the membership orientation. 

We want to do everything we can to help support your talent! Relax and show us what you got! We are all rooting for you!

Shawn Cullen

HMC Interim Artistic Director