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Flagstaff’s community choir

The Master Chorale of Flagstaff is a community choir established for those who love to sing and share the sounds of quality choral music. This choir is made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds and provides members with the opportunity to grow and learn from each other and the music director, Matthew Myers.

The Master Chorale holds auditions for new singers in August and early January every year held on the Northern Arizona University campus. The Master Chorale is always interested in welcoming new singers to the group, so please feel free to invite friends and family to audition.  Periodically, returning members to the choir should expect to re-audition.  This year, ALL returning members should plan to audition.  See below for specific information on auditions.

During the season, rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening, from 7:00 to 9:15 PM on the NAU campus. One or two dress rehearsals are held just prior to every concert.  The first four weeks of rehearsal will include voice placements for certain voice parts until 9:30 PM.  See below for more specific information regarding the first month of rehearsals.


2016 Fall Auditions

You are invited

Auditions for New Members and ALL Returning Members
December 13 and 16
M129 in NAU Performing Arts Building
Click HERE to download detailed information regarding audition times and dates

The audition/interview will include the following:
(Click HERE for important details and audition components)
▪ A brief discussion with the music director about your singing experience
▪ Vocalization to warm-up the voice and check your range
▪ Singing a prepared excerpt from a chorale piece (“Libera Me” from Faure’s Requiem”) Click HERE to download a copy.
▪ Demonstration of sight-singing ability
▪ Demonstration of tonal memory skills
▪ Singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” a cappella in the key for your voice part

To set up your audition, fill out the Google Form by clicking HERE.  After you submit the form, the music director will respond to you via email with a proposed audition time. If you need to request an alternate audition date, email the music director at matt.masterchorale@gmail.com with your request. Please be as specific as possible with your availability.

All members will be contacted via e-mail with audition results within a week of auditions.

Master Chorale First Month of Rehearsals and Voice Placements

Click HERE to download a copy of the spring semester schedule.

Tuesday, January 10, 2016 – Rehearsal
NAU Performing Arts Building, Room M131
7:00-9:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17, 2016 – Rehearsal
NAU Performing Arts Building, Room M131
7:00-9:15 p.m.

Saturday, January 21, 2016 – Member Retreat
NAU Performing Arts Building, Room M131
8:30am-1:00pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2016 – Rehearsal
NAU Performing Arts Building, Room M131
7:00-9:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31, 2016 – Rehearsal
NAU Performing Arts Building, Room M131
7:00-9:15 p.m.

Arizona Mountain Chorale

The Arizona Mountain Chorale is a select chamber ensemble chosen by audition.  AMC performs traditional and historic choral repertoire composed specifically for smaller chamber choirs.

If you are interested in singing in the Arizona Mountain Chorale, you do not need to prepare any additional audition music.  Simply indicate on your Google Form submission that you plan to audition for AMC.

AMC’s first rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 – 7:00pm.  AMC will rehearse on a weekly basis this season.  AMC will primarily perform a cappella repertoire throughout the 2016-­17 season.


Membership Dues

Membership subscriptions are $135.00 per season.

Singer/Members pay dues as established by the Board of Directors. Dues have been set to $135 for the 2016-2017 season. There is also the option to pay for the Fall only ($70) or the Spring only ($70).

No qualified singer who passes the audition will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. In these cases, payment options can be discussed with the treasurer and/or business manager.

If you are notified by the Master Chorale of your successful audition, you will have the option to mail your dues via check or to pay electronically via the Master Chorale website.


More to Know

MCF Expectations

Attendance at rehearsals is required.

Music: Generally, the Chorale purchases the music we use. However, from time to time you may be required to purchase your own music score.

For instance, all members must purchase their own copy of the Novello edition (Watkins Shaw) of Handel’s Messiah.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/messiah-sheet-music/907780                         ~$9.99

Members are encouraged to purchase copies of the Hinshaw edition (John Rutter) of Faure’s Requiem.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/requiem-faure-sheet-music/504700                ~$7.75

Music Folder: You need to have a black binder or folder for performances.

Concert Dress: Women are expected to purchase their chorale dress through the Costume Chair, and provide their own black shoes and black hose. Men are expected to furnish their own black tuxedo (personal, borrowed or rented), and must also provide their own white tuxedo shirt, black bow tie, black shoes and socks.