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Photo Above: 2022 - 2023 Concert Season Conductors, Stephanie Trump and Shekela Wanyama

Our 2022 - 2023 Concert Season

November 2022 - Stephanie Trump, Conductor

Stephanie is currently the president of Minnesota ACDA and recently received the prestigious NFHS Outstanding Music Educator Award. She has been the choral conductor at Armstrong High School since 1996 leading one of the premier choral programs in Minnesota.  She is also a member of the faculty of the University of Northwestern. Stephanie has a strong alumni following and we anticipate many will join us for this project.

May 2023  - Shekela Wanyama, Conductor

Shekela is a rising star in the Minnesota choral community. Originally from Minneapolis, she has degrees from Temple University (Philadelphia), University of Minnesota, and is currently a DMA student at the University of Minnesota. In addition to work as an active professional conductor, singer and educator, Shekela’s scholarship explores community engagement, inclusion and equity in the choral rehearsal, global folk and contemporary classical music, and innovative choral programming.

Three great reasons to sing in Singers in Accord:

  1. Each season allows the singers the opportunity to work with two different, top level choral conductors who are experts in that concert's genre.
  2. The season is divided into two, 10 week projects, which allows for mid-winter break around the holidays and mid-winter vacation.  Fall Project: Early September through Mid-November; Spring Spring: Mid-February to through Early May.
  3. While our ensemble emphasizes excellence and high performance standards, the culture of the group is welcoming and egalitarian. You'll enjoy the people you'll be singing with.

 

We are looking for singers who:

  1. Have experience in choral singing at least at the college level
  2. Will conscientiously prepare in advance of each rehearsal
  3. Have the ability to learn music quickly and independently
  4. Can commit to sing for an entire concert season (preference is given to admitting these singers). 
  5. Are available to rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

Listen to selected audio samples from our past concerts.

To schedule an audition, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  The 15-minute audition will include:

  • Performance of a one minute section of a solo (any genre, e.g. art song, folk song, hymn tune)
  • Demonstrate sightreading melody and rhythm
  • Preparing page 1 of "Lo, How a Rose" to be sung with a quartet of SIA singers. (Download here.)
  • Range testing
  • Short interview with audition team

After your audition request form is submitted, a member of the SIA audition team will contact you to schedule your audition.

Please tell us about your vocal experience.
If you have any other relevant musical experience, or skills in any other area that may be helpful to the organization, please list them here.
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