Wondering what happens when you visit MNC and how you become a member? Read on!
When you visit an MNC chorus rehearsal, a member of our music team will voice-place you. That simply means she’ll listen to your voice and determine your most comfortable range. Then you join us on the risers, standing next to a member singing the same part: Tenor, Lead, Baritone, or Bass. Descriptions of each part from Sweet Adelines International:
After a few weeks, when you’re comfortable with one of our songs, you can audition for membership. But don’t worry; you don’t have to sing all alone. New members audition by singing into a tape recorder while on the risers. This allows your to feel more comfortable, but still allows a tape evaluator to hear one voice within the larger chorus. By the way, every member of the chorus uses this same process when new songs are added to our repertoire.
After passing your audition, a new member is partnered with a long-time member for support. Small groups of members will work with you to quickly learn all of our songs. Everyone is willing to help, and soon you’ll be helping a new member yourself!