Choral Ensembles Auditions

KSU Choral Ensembles are open to undergraduate and graduate students of any major.

Interested in joining a choir this spring?

Email Dr. Scott MacPherson at for information on how to join!

Fall Semester

KSU Choral Reception

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom, Room 306ABC

All students interested in joining a KSU Choir should plan to attend! Learn more about each ensemble, meet faculty, directors and sign up for your audition. Light refreshments will also be served.

Voice placement audition Information

  • Chorale, Coro Cantare, Cantique

    • Who should audition: Anyone interested in joining one of these choirs needs to audition for placement.
    • When are auditions: Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. 
    • Results: Students will be placed in the ensemble that best fits their abilities based on the voice placement audition.
    • Click here to sign-up for your placement audition
  • Gospel Choir and Kent Chorus

    • Placement auditions will be held during the first rehearsal for Gospel Choir (Aug. 26) and Kent Chorus (Aug. 27).
  • Here’s what you’ll do for the audition

    • Vocalizing to assess tone quality and range
    • Aural skills exercises such as pitch matching and melodic memory
    • Rhythm reading
    • Sight-reading
    • No need to bring a prepared song!
  • Nova Jazz Singers

    • Auditions are held with Dr. Chris Venesile. For more information about joining, please visit their page here

Audition Advice


  • Don’t stop singing over the summer, keep using your voice!
  • Do the vocal exercises you’ve done with previous choirs.
  • Practice pitch matching. Play three notes and match each.
  • Play a four-note melody and sing it back.
  • Practice sight-reading and rhythm skills.
  • A little bit of practice will go a long way!

Audition Day

  • WARM UP! It is important that your voice is warmed up before you audition.
  • Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out an audition form.
  • If you need to change your audition, please remove your reserved time on the online form and then set a new time.
  • Placement audition results will be emailed to you by Wednesday at 5 p.m.


Leave room in your schedule for the choir of your choice. You can register after the audition results are announced.