On this page you will find ways to participate as well as audition dates
CHORAL WORKSHOP 2021
This singing workshop is a basic course to learn singing in choir, and is the first step to join the main choirs. The workshop usually takes place from October to December, with two weekly meetings in the late afternoon; at the end of the course there will be auditions for those interested to join the regular choirs: Mixed choir, Women’s choir and Chamber Choir.
If it is your first experience in a choir: very well! The workshop is open to everyone, even those with no prior singing experience or the ability to read music. Only a simple audition is required to evaluate your vocal range and assign you a section within the choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). No need to prepare a song for the audition.
If you have already some experience and read music: perfect! At the Collegium you can keep up with your favourite activity! If you want to apply for joining the regular choir you’ll have to prepare this song in your extension: this will allow the conductors to get to know better your vocal attitude and decide whether to invite you to join the regular choir.
The audition will be on appointment: in this page, from early September, you will find a form to fill in. The auditions will take place until mid-October.
Workshop participation fees are 15 Euros plus Collegium membership dues for the first semester (see below).
Exchange students staying in Bologna only for the second semester of the academic year and have previous choral experience or read music can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of musical experiences and ask for an appointment to audition.
Choir admission depends on the number of positions available in each section and will be determined by the directors based on each singer’s vocal characteristics and Workshop participation. Priority will be given to university students.
Participation in the Chamber Choir requires an individual audition of two pieces in different styles, assigned by the directors, which the singer must prepare on his or her own. Vocal quality and sight-reading skills will also be evaluated. Auditions are held every year and are open to all chorists.
Participation in the Women’s Choir requires an individual audition of one piece assigned by the directors, which the singer must prepare on her own. Vocal quality and sight-reading skills will also be evaluated. Auditions are held every year and are open to all chorists.
To participate in the Collegium Musicum you must become an Association member. The annual membership dues are 20 Euros pfor University of Bologna and Conservatory students and 40 Euros for non-students. Those who participate for just one semester pay half the dues.