Audition

We like to call Renaissance City Choir a “community that sings.” As part of our community, you can learn, grow, and challenge yourself while making beautiful music, lasting memories, and lifelong friends.

2022 Holiday Concert placements will be available in late August—get details and sign up. Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, August 23. Join our email list to get notified about open placement dates if you’re interested in joining us! Contact Artistic Director Kym Scott at director@rccpittsburgh.com to set up a brief vocal placement (in person and virtual appointments are available).  

Please note that at this time, all choir members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and masks will be worn at all times while on church grounds. 


Renaissance City Choir singersChoir membership is open to singers ages 18 and up. Rehearsals for all voice parts take place Tuesdays from 6:45–8:45pm in the Social Hall at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (map).

The choir produces three major concerts per year—Holiday (December), Cabaret (March), and Pride (June). As performances approach, there may be additional rehearsals. You can expect to spend some extra time at home (and in the car, listening to recordings!) learning your music. Since we normally only rehearse once a week, extra time in between rehearsals is essential to learning the music and presenting a quality performance. Part recordings are provided to assist with learning outside of rehearsal.

There are also additional, optional performances that are scheduled each season within the community and at charity events. We encourage members to participate in as many of these as their schedules will allow. They are a very important part of our choir mission.

Dues are paid each season within the first few weeks of rehearsal: $150 for the year or $75 each semester (fall and spring). Members may apply for a payment plan, as well as partial or full scholarships. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Other costs: There may be other small costuming costs for each concert. The choir also holds several fundraisers during the year that you may choose to support financially.

VIEW OUR MEMBERS’ CALENDAR

Renaissance City Choir at Pittsburgh Pride March

The Audition Process

Each potential member of the RCC has a 5-10 minute voice placement with the Artistic Director. 

The placement consists of:

  1. Vocal range assessment (vocal warm-up).

  2. Aural repetition (sing a melody back to the auditioner), sight-singing, and rhythm assessments.

  3. Professional training/experience is not required; however singers must be able to read music OR sing back melodies. 

We promise that this will not be as terrifying as it may sound!

Returning members of the choir will also participate in placement process to confirm comfort level in assigned sections.

Audition Schedule

Auditions for the Fall semester

August 16, 2022 or by appointment. Learn more

Auditions for March cabaret

TBA

Auditions for Pride semester

TBA

Love our choir but can’t quite carry a tune? Join us as a volunteer!


What to Bring

  • 3-ring binder
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Water
  • Face mask

Join our "community that sings"!

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