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Do You Love to Sing? Choir Audition Cycle Started June 1

If you—or someone you know—have expressed interest in becoming a member of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the once-a-year online audition application period opened on June 1, 2021. All applications must be submitted on August 15, 2021, by midnight (mountain time). 

Even though the current pandemic situation has not permitted the Choir to rehearse or perform publicly for the past year, The Tabernacle Choir organization waits for that satisfying moment when it will be able to return to live performances and perform music that audiences love.

With hopeful anticipation for that coming day, the Choir is pleased to begin its 2022 Choir audition process using the online application system that was launched in 2019. To give applicants time to complete the online process, the Application Guide (instructions) and the link to the online application were made available on June 1 on the website at www.thetabernaclechoir.org/auditions.

In normal circumstances, members of The Tabernacle Choir have the unique experience of expressing their faith and talents through music that has the power to help people feel closer to the divine. Their usual duties include weekly performances on the Music & the Spoken Word broadcast plus concerts, tours, and recordings. Choir members average six hours per week rehearsing for 75 scheduled performances per year.

To apply, all applicants must: 

  • Be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in good standing.

  • Be between 25 and 55 years of age on April 30, 2022, when Choir service would begin.

  • Currently reside within 100 miles of the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Choir Application Process in 2021

Continuing the process begun in 2019, all Choir audition applications are submitted entirely online. 

Before beginning the application, applicants must first carefully read the Application Guide posted on June 1 with the link to the application. 

Each application requires a digital voice recording and digital photo submission. 

Upon receipt of the electronic application, the Choir will email notification to the applicant’s local Church leader and ask for an ecclesiastical endorsement. As in 2020, the Church leader endorsement is also now done online.  

All audition applications must be submitted by August 15, 2021, at midnight (mountain time).

What Is the Entire Audition Process?

The process to become a member of the Choir stretches over nine months. An individual must meet the set of membership criteria outlined above and complete a four-phase audition process. The fourth phase of the process includes 16 weeks of training in the Choir School and Chorale at Temple Square. At the conclusion of the four phases, successful candidates become members of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

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