If you been to a rehearsal or two, and you're ready to take the plunge, here's what to do:
1. Tell the Membership Chair you're interested. She'll set up a time with the Director for an audition, usually before or after rehearsal.
2. Sing for your audition. An audition consists of singing the audition song in your voice part, without sheet music, in a quartet with the other three parts.
3. When you have passed your audition (you can try more than once), you'll get a membership form to fill out. The Membership Chair will explain the fees and dues. Return the form and your joining fee to the Treasurer.
Maybe you're not ready to take the plunge, but you want to just dabble your toes? You can do that. Read about our Seasonal Membership option.
St. Louis Vocal Project is a chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship, and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Our chapter belongs to Area 4 of Harmony, Inc., which covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and even a chapter in California.
Each year we compete in the Area 4 Convention and Contest (AC&C) in June, If our score is high enough, we will qualify to compete at the Harmony, Inc. International Convention and Contest (IC&C). We also look for opportunities to perform at community events and local venues around St. Louis.
Although each of us finds it necessary to miss rehearsal now and then, barbershop music relies heavily on regular attendance. Songs are often refined and reinterpreted long after they are first taught. Songs you learned long ago need to be practiced regularly to remain vibrant. If you are interested in joining the chorus but you have to miss a rehearsal, please let the Membership Chair know at firstname.lastname@example.org.