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    Default Joining choir

    How does someone who's always been a wind instrument player approach auditioning for a choir? I'll be at UVA in the fall as a first year and I'd very much like to audition to join the University Singers. Unfortunately, the choral program at my high school is very lackluster and as a result I've never been involved in the past. What can I do to prepare?

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    If it's not too late... join your school choir. "Lackluster" or not.
    You will learn a lot about hearing intervals, 'sight singing', singing 'harmony', and different breathing techniques.
    If you go to church, join that choir.
    Anything that will help you get your vocal instrument in shape will help.
    It all of that sounds to yucky, find a vocal coach.
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    Default Re: Joining choir

    Quote Originally Posted by bandmommy View Post
    If it's not too late... join your school choir. "Lackluster" or not.
    You will learn a lot about hearing intervals, 'sight singing', singing 'harmony', and different breathing techniques.
    If you go to church, join that choir.
    Anything that will help you get your vocal instrument in shape will help.
    It all of that sounds to yucky, find a vocal coach.
    What bandmommy said.
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