Do you love to sing & have passion for making music!? The MasterSingers are looking for you!
Want to make some glorious music with really great people? Join us for our 54th season! Adult auditions will be held Monday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in the heart of Benson.
Our low stress auditions are designed for singers of all skill levels & no professional musical experience is necessary to join our ensemble. Interested singers will join us at a rehearsal for our next scheduled concert and audition with our director during break. This is a great way to meet our group & experience our rehearsal style first hand!
Please prepare a short selection (16 to 32 measures) of any song in any style to audition with. Sheet music is welcome & an accompanist will be provided, karaoke style & a cappella auditions are welcome as well. We just want to hear you sing!
We do not limit our number of singers so all auditions are welcome. New singers will be invited to join the MasterSingers family & may participate in all upcoming performances including all regular season performances, partnership performances, fundraisers, & any special events. Singers only audition once and after becoming a MasterSinger you may perform in any or all concerts each season based on your schedule & availability.
Auditions & all rehearsals are held at Saint Paul United Methodist Church located in the heart of the Benson neighborhood. Free parking in available in the church lot on the north side of the building, off of Maple Street. Free street parking is also available on the side streets surrounding the building. Signs & singers will be posted the day of your audition to help you find your way.
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS We will continue to evaluate COVID levels throughout the summer & will have more information regarding mask wearing as we get closer to September. All singers will be required to sign a participation waiver before joining us for auditions.
Is there an age requirement? We are an adult choir, all singers need to be age 18 or older. If you are younger & love to sing we can point you toward some youth ensembles in the area.
What's the cost? Singers are asked to contribute dues toward our rehearsal costs, a fee of $45 per concert or $115 for a full season is requested. Singers may opt to print their music at home or purchase a packet of pre-printed music for $10.00 per concert. Additional expenses may include concert attire apparel.
If these costs present a hardship please, audition anyway. We turn no one away because of financial situation. Scholarship funds are available for all singers.
What kind of music do you sing? We love jazz, pop, rock, Broadway .. you name it! Past performances have included everything from Cole Porter to Queen so we mean it when we say we love fun music. Most of our performances are done a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment) so it can be a bit challenging but the effect is amazing! Check out our sound here!
What's the time commitment? Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:10 p.m. Occasional Thursday rehearsals are held as well for sectionals & concert prep. but these are scheduled in advance. Have a conflict? Just let us know, we can probably work with it.
Additionally, we do expect singers to review music & practice outside of rehearsal. Most of what we sing is a cappella & it's not easy but it is fun. Most singers put in 2 to 4 hours of outside practice each week. Our upcoming "Holiday Passport" performance will include a larger number of non-English pieces that may require additional practice time to become familiar with.
Where are rehearsals held? Rehearsals are held at Saint Paul United Methodist Church located at 5410 Corby Street in Omaha's beautiful Benson neighborhood. Parking is available in the church lot on the north side of the building or on the surrounding streets.