ProMusica Arizona Auditions
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will be holding auditions for its Chorale and Orchestra at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027 on Tuesday, August 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
The 2019-20 season marks PMAZ’s 17th performance year. PMAZ ensembles perform a wide variety of repertoire from classical to popular, including major works and concert versions of musicals. Performances often include visual elements to enhance the concert experience. The multi-generational Chorale and Orchestra consists of volunteer community members, supplemented with professional musicians as needed. Ensemble members are encouraged to audition for solo parts and roles.
PMAZ Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Patti Graetz, who has more than 30 years of conducting and performing experience, will be assisted by professionals mentoring community musicians in a challenging but supportive environment. Community musicians will perform alongside professionals in concerts throughout the season.
All voices are welcome to audition. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A two-minute prepared song is required. Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation, and music reading ability. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
Auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A two-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on August 27 at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix 85027.
Weekly Chorale rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm beginning on August 19 at Sunrise Methodist Church, 19234 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027
Celebrate America: Broadway, folk songs, spirituals, patriotic music, and a salute to servicemen and women with Armed Forces: The Pride of America!
November 2 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
November 3 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City
Joy to All the World: Seasonal music from around the world with a medley of Christmas carols from diverse cultures arranged for choir and orchestra by well-known Phoenix composer Craig Bohmler.
December 14 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
December 15 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City
Latin Spice: Misa Azteca for choir, orchestra, Aztec instruments, and mariachi in collaboration with ASU Mariachi ensemble and the Carolyn Eynon Singers. Also featuring Latin influenced music in the second half.
April 4 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
April 5 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City
Baroque to Bluegrass: Tim Sharp’s Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass accompanied by a bluegrass band. Also featuring small instrumental and vocal ensembles in the second half.
May 16 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
May 17 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City
PMAZ community musicians pay a nominal fee to help cover the costs of music, rehearsal space, and artistic staff. Fees collected from members cover approximately 8% of PMAZ’s operating budget.
About ProMusica Arizona
Since its founding in 2003, PMAZ has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences in the North Phoenix area. With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from teens to 80s, the group has performed over 175 times for more than 131,000 people. PMAZ is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information, go to www.PMAZ.org.