Innovation Ensemble Auditions

2014 Innovation Ensemble Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Innovation Vocal Ensemble at Jackson State Community College!  Auditions will be held by appointment Tuesday, May 6th from 5:00-7:00. Other times are available, if needed.   Please call me, Esther Gray Lemus, at 731-695-6280, or email me at to receive an audition time.

For the audition, prepare two songs of your choice in contrasting styles, 16 bars only (about 30 seconds each) from memory.   Pick songs that showcase what you feel are your strong points!!  Next,  A short musical assessment test, including pitch memory and sight-reading, will the given.  It is not necessary to read music in order to be in the group, but it is preferable. 

Auditions are held in Room P 19 in Gym/Music Building at Jackson State.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out the audition form. The audition form can also be found on the Innovation website and filled out ahead of time. The audition lasts about 10 minutes.   You will need to bring one letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferably a choral or voice teacher. 

Innovation Members receive a full-scholarship to JSCC minus fees, and $300.00 maximum for books based on the number of credit hours.   We meet on Tuesdays and Thursday from 12:30 -1:45 during fall and spring.  We have 6 to 12 performances a semester through Jackson and West Tennessee.  We have additional rehearsals as needed, and performances may be scheduled during days, nights, and weekends.  Advance notice is given for all activities. 

Please contact me with any additional questions and I look forward to hearing you! 

Esther Gray Lemus
Director, Innovation Vocal Ensemble
Call 731-695-6280 or email to set up an appointment to audtion!