Become a Member of CGMC
CGMC is not only about creating superior quality musical shows, we're also about having a great time doing it! Our members come from a myriad of musical levels and experience. CGMC's reputation for tongue-in-cheek humor has earned us the nickname "the fun chorus."
Fun has not stopped us from performing challenging and thought-provoking productions. Creating quality music is paramount in our minds. We have found over the years that the sense of family created within the chorus often leads to life-long friendships. We're always looking to expand our family of members.
Auditions and Sections
The Artistic Director will hold a private auditions for each new singing member. Preparation for this audition is not required. At this audition, you will be assigned to the section that is appropriate to your vocal range. The sections of CGMC are as follows, from highest vocal part to lowest:
- First Tenor
- Second Tenor
Each of these sections is also divided into upper and lower sections. This is done both to enhance the sound of CGMC, as well as make our members more comfortable with their assigned singing section.
Auditions are held in the beginning of both September and January.
CGMC also has a non-singing Support section, for those who do not wish to sing, but are interested in being a part of the chorus family. Members of this prestigious section help the chorus at rehearsals and shows, distribute music and literature, arrange ushers, help sell our CD's and assist in many different ways. No audition is necessary for this section, of course, but if you choose to do so, our Artistic Director has ear plugs. :-)
Each CGMC member is expected to attend all rehearsals during a concert prep period. However, an attendance at 75% of rehearsals during each prep period is required to sing in a performance. No Exceptions!
CGMC rehearses every Sunday, September through June, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, with certain Sundays off after each concert. Additional rehearsals may be called at the discretion of the Artistic Director or choreographer.
To help CGMC provide our members with the tools needed to create our great performances, each CGMC member pays $250 yearly dues at the beginning of the year, whenever they join. Members can pay their dues in full at the beginning of the year, or they can pay them monthly for 10 months at $25 a month. Financial assistance is available to those who could not otherwise afford to participate in the Chorus.