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Audition Requirements

 

Are you devoted to passionately expressing the choral art and sharing it with the community?

 

Espressivo is a group of professionally trained singers that desire to provide the community with artistically excellent choral performances. We rehearse on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Lake Worth High School.

 

 

Please email us at Espressivosingers@gmail.com to schedule your audition date.

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Be prepared to sing a solo piece of your choosing (please bring your own accompanist if needed)

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Basic sightsinging exercise.  Due to limited rehearsal times, we require sight reading skills of all Espressivo members. 

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Although we are seeking all voice parts for the upcoming season, we will have more availability for the traditional male voice parts. 

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Vocal Scholarship Competition

2019 Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019

Audition Date: February 11th, 2019

Winner will receive a $500.00 scholarship and perform their selections at Espressivo's spring concert. 2nd place will receive a $250.00 scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage exceptional vocalists to pursue their education in the vocal arts. The student must qualify with regards to the criteria listed below:

 

  1. Open to students who in the 2018-2019 year are between 12th grade and a college junior

  2. Voice must be principal instrument

  3. Must exhibit excellence in music ability

  4. Must be a resident of Palm Beach County or studying with a Palm Beach County National Association of Teachers of Singing instructor

 

 

Applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:

  1. Tone Quality and Production

  2. Preparation

  3. Musical Effect

 

 

Rules:

  1. Music must be art song, hymn, folk song, or aria

  2. Performer must provide 2 selections, at least one in a foreign language

  3. All music must be memorized

  4. One copy of original music must be provided for adjudicators

  5. You may provide your own accompaniment (live or recorded), or an accompanist will be available on site (free of charge).  If using Espressivo's provided accompanist, you must provide an additional original copy of your music.

  6. A recommendation letter from your director, vocal coach, or voice teacher, in PDF format, must be uploaded with your application.  (750 word maximum)

Application and Recommendation Letter Upload Link: 

https://goo.gl/forms/gMxbo4qX3tYKYSRf1

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2019 Recipients: 

First Place: Veronica Washington

Veronica is a Vocal Music Major from Palm Beach Atlantic University

Second Place: Abby Guido

Abby is from Park Vista High School, Bryan Ijames, Director

2018 Recipient: Danielle Parks

Danielle is from Seminole Ridge High School, Wes Rainer and Cheryl Lafond, Directors.

2017 Recipient: Kim Perkins
Kim is from Lake Worth High School, John Weatherspoon, Director.

2016 Recipient: Ariel Olander

Ariel is from Royal Palm Beach High School, David Sommer, Director.

2015 Recipient: Sarah Faulhaber

Sarah Faulhaber has been singing since she can remember.  Throughout her time at Florida Atlantic University, she has consistently demonstrated a desire to excel and succeed in choral music education.  A music education major, Sarah worked with the Undergraduate Research and Inquiry program to gain knowledge on Braille music notation.  She assisted her professor in a presentation to the Florida Music Educator’s Association at the In-State Clinical Conference.  She has served as president of the Women’s Vocal Arts Organization, Vice-President of the FAU chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association, and has been on the Dean’s List for the past four years.  After Sarah obtains her degree, she plans on starting a community choir for students with disabilities, because she believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn to sing!