Love to Sing? 2022 Choir Audition Cycle Starts June 1!
If you—or someone you know—has expressed interest in becoming a member of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the once-a-year online audition application period opens on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. All applications must be submitted by midnight on Monday, August 15, 2022.
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, 2023, when Choir service would begin.
- Currently reside within 100 miles of the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What Is the Choir Application Process?
The application process begins June 1, 2022. Continuing the process begun in 2019, all Choir applications are submitted entirely online including the Church leader endorsement. Before beginning the application, the Choir recommends applicants first carefully read the Application Guide posted on June 1 when the link to the application system becomes available.
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. All audition applications must be submitted by midnight on August 15, 2022.
What Is the 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 four phases are submission of an electronic application, completion of a musical skills assessment, an in-person audition which includes an interview with a member of the Choir presidency and 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.
For more information, read these articles:
· “How to Audition for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square."
· "What Exactly Is Choir School?"
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