Goucher Choirs

LINK FOR FALL 2020 AUDITIONS (audition times will be set in the middle of August): www.calendly.com/gcco

DIRECTOR: Dr. Daniel McDavitt
CONTACT: daniel.mcdavitt@goucher.edu

The choral program features two ensembles:

The Goucher Choral Society (MUS 140; formerly Goucher Chorus) focuses on the performance of major choral literature that includes frequent collaboration with the Goucher College Orchestra, as well as other local ensembles and artists. This ensemble is also open to Goucher faculty, staff, alumnae/i, as well as any interested community members. Current students with sufficient vocal training may also audition for participation in Chamber Singers (MUS 143). The Goucher Choral Society rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:45pm-8:40pm in Merrick Hall in Kraushaar Auditorium. 

The Chamber Singers (MUS 143) are a smaller, select group of singers chosen from the Goucher Choral Society that focuses on the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, as well as music for small ensembles from other periods. Students are expected to be strong sight readers. The Chamber Singers rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45pm-5:20pm in Merrick Hall in Kraushaar Auditorium.

Note: Students may enroll for credit or audit either choir.

Audition Information

Auditions take place during the first week of every semester in Dr. McDavitt's office (Hoffberger G-16). Those who are interested in joining the choir should attend rehearsals during the first week, even before your audition time. You can sign up for an audition at www.calendly.com/gcco. The audition will be brief (about 10 minutes). Dr. McDavitt will chat with you for a few minutes to get to know you, then he will ask you to sing a few measures of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," or some other sing you might know. Then he will take you through some scales to figure out your range and your ideal voice part, and finish with some reading exercises to determine your current music skills.