Got Questions?

Here are a number of frequently-asked questions that we get:

 

How much personal time will it take?

In addition to weekly rehearsals and personal practice time on music, there are performances, coaching sessions, and other learning opportunities.  We also participate in our Sweet Adelines Region 25 competition in March or April each year, and have an annual weekend retreat to focus on preparing for competition. We perform in and around our area  numerous times per year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in Christmas and arts festival events.   

 

What is the cost?

 

SAI International Dues are $90 per year which is paid upon submitting your application for membership.  This includes a subscription to the Pitch Pipe magazine.  Regional dues are $30 per year.  After this initial payment the payment of your $20 monthly chapter dues covers these for each following year.  Members under 24 years of ages can join at half price.

 

What is the audition procedure?

·         Week 1:

o   Sing a selected song  - in Key of choice, but in tune.

o   Sing 2 scales – showing interval singing

o   Performance – face, box step, “the spread”

o   If after passing audition, the prospective member will be invited to stay for Chorus rehearsal, and given Week 2 assignment, and Guest Music Folder (to remain at rehearsal hall).  This will be at the discretion of the Director.

o   Guest Membership Folder given to include letter from Director and beginning membership information (i.e. breakdown of dues, SAI brochure and organization information).

·         Week 2:

o   Assignment given:  Take learning CD of “Harmonize The World”, learn first two lines of part chosen by Director.  The song may change as Competition songs are selected.

o   Be prepared to sing with Learning CD the two lines to the Director.

o   If they can, given Week 3 assignment, and asked to stay for remainder of Chorus Rehearsal, and Guest Music Folder (to remain at rehearsal hall).  This will be at the discretion of the Director.

o   Guest Membership Folder given to include costuming and makeup information, Barbershop information (i.e. “coning” diagram and other music related information).

·         Week 3:

o   Assignment given:  Take Learning CD of “Harmonize The World”, learn all of song of part chosen by Director.  The song may change as Competition songs are selected.  The song may change as Competition songs are selected.

o   Be prepared to sing with learning CD and with three (3) other parts, the entire song to the Director.

o   If this can happen, will receive Week 4 assignment, and asked to stay for remainder of Chorus Rehearsal, and Guest Music Folder (to remain at rehearsal hall). This will be at the discretion of the Director.

o   Guest Membership Folder given to include membership expectations.  (i.e. rehearsal schedule, learning of music outside of Chorus rehearsal, etc.)

·         Week 4:  

o   Upon returning, completes SAI Membership application and completes ASC information sheet.

o   Any dues, fees, etc. will be expected at this time.

o   They receive “permanent” music, assigned to them and join their Chorus on the risers.

Riser buddy will be established at that time, and duly noted on Individual Assessment Form

 

Do I have to be a great singer?

 You need to be a good quality singer and learn the music accurately.  Practice and our  music education programs will help you become a great singer!

 

How do I learn the songs?

Sheet music is provided along with learning tracks on cd and on our website.   

 

 

 

 

 
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