The Cecilia Ensemble welcomes auditions throughout the year.
Please refer to the information below:
Q. What qualifications do I need to audition?
A. Ensemble members must have completed advanced studies in music or
hold a degree in music. Sightreading ability is a must. Willingness to prepare
outside of rehearsal and to collaborate with colleagues is essential.
Q. When are auditions held?
A. Auditions are open-ended throughout the year. Once an application is received,
the individual will be notified of the current status of the ensemble.
Q. What is the audition process?
A. To audition, send a recording of an aria, art song or lied, as well as
vocalization to demonstrate range, to Joel Scraper at the mailing address
listed on the right of the page. Individuals may then be invited to a live audition
or rehearsal with the entire ensemble.
Q. What is the size of the ensemble?
A. The current size of the ensemble is twelve. However, that number changes
and is dependent on special projects and musical endeavors.
Q. What are the membership costs and attendance requirements?
A. Members are responsible for music purchases, but there is no
membership fee at this time. Attendance is required at weekly rehearsals.
The expected level of musicianship and professionalism is high.
Dr. Joel Scraper
TCE Artistic Director
Director of Choral Activities
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, South Carolina, 29801
Board of Directors