CHORUS AUDITIONS - Rehearsal/Performing Venues, Maps, & Parking Information

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - chorus performance

La Jolla Symphony Chorus welcomes experienced and enthusiastic vocalists from the UCSD campus (faculty, staff, students) and the greater San Diego community who are interested in a serious weekly commitment to choral singing, elevating the art form of performing live classical music, and passionate about performing newly-composed works and works that may be lesser-known or not performed very often. Open auditions are held by appointment at UCSD in early fall and throughout the academic year, as-needed. Yearly participation (September-June) is preferred, but community musicians who can perform 2 of 3 concerts, for example, are considered. If you desire a quality music-making experience at the college level and semi-professional level, then this is the ensemble for you!

  • Faculty, Staff, and Community Vocalists (More Info)
  • UCSD Undergraduate and Graduate Student Vocalists (More Info)

AUDITION PROCESS
The audition process is designed to be thorough and fair so we can add members to the chorus who possess the quality of voice, musicianship skills, willingness to improve as-needed, and passion for our mission. Previous choral singing experience is helpful, but not mandatory, if willing to learn and work hard. Auditions will consist of vocalization, sight reading, musicianship assessment, and a 1-minute prepared excerpt/piece. The process is outlined here: (More Info)

VENUE LOCATION
Choral auditions are held at the UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC) with convenient parking across the street in the Gilman Parking Structure. For driving directions and a locator map (Click Here)

A WORD ABOUT THE AUDITION PROCEDURES
From Choral Director Patrick Walders, inspired by his predecessor, David Chase
As someone who has auditioned for musical opportunities since pre-Kindergarten, I’m happy to share the fact, “I get it.” (More Info)

2017-2018 Chorus Rehearsal Schedule (More Info) subject to changes.

CHORUS OPERATIONS (More Info)

CONCERT ATTIRE (More Info)

ABOUT LA JOLLA SYMPHONY CHORUS
Cultural Ambassadors of the City and County of San Diego, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus has been recognized for its musical excellence, high standards, and imaginative programming. An association of amateur and professional musicians, and the University of California, San Diego since 1967, the 130 voice La Jolla Symphony Chorus attracts singers from all areas of San Diego County, and continues to draw talent from the university's faculty, staff and student body. (More info)

Patrick Walkders, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

ABOUT PATRICK WALDERS
A native of Buffalo, NY, Patrick Walders maintains an active career as a professional vocalist, music educator, church musician, clinician, and conductor. (More info)