Auditions to be held for JSCC Innovation Choral Ensemble

Are you interested in auditioning for the Innovation Vocal Ensemble at Jackson State Community College? Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Other appointment times are available, if needed. Please email to receive a specific audition time.

Innovation Members receive a full-scholarship to JSCC minus fees, and up to $300 for books based on the number of credit hours taken. Innovation meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 12:30 -1:45 during fall and spring. There are typically 6 to 12 performances a semester through Jackson and West Tennessee. Additional rehearsals are held as needed. Performances may be scheduled during days, nights, and weekends. Advance notice is given for all activities.

The audition will consist of two songs in contrasting styles chosen by the candidate. Each song should only be 16 bars (about 30 seconds each) from memory. The songs should showcase what the candidate feels are their strong points. Finally, 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 will be held in Innovation Room of the Art/Music Building at Jackson State. Candidates should 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. You will need to bring one letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferably a choral or voice teacher.

Anyone interested in auditioning for Innovation should contact Esther Gray Lemus
Director, Innovation Vocal Ensemble. Call 731-695-6280 or email to set up an appointment to audition.