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The Alma Choir       Glee Club       Chorale

The ’20 - ’21 Choir Year at a glance AND Choir Scholarship Information

The coronavirus pandemic has made it necessary for the Alma Choirs temporarily to change the way we sing together. Yes, we now stand distanced from each other, and yes we wear masks  — but we are keeping music alive at Alma College and planning for the day when  ‘choir as we would wish it’ can return.

We can not sing live concerts in the Heritage Center this term, and we can not take our usual February choir tour, but we are giving outdoor performances for campus friends, and we are recording carols for a 2020 virtual Festival of Carols! Take that Covid-19!!!                                                                 

Choir Scholarship Auditions 

** Scholarship Auditions can be done virtually **

Each year 30-40 high school seniors audition for — and receive — choir scholarships to help make their Alma College education possible. If you are a singer, and if scholarship monies are important to your college choice, you are encouraged to audition for an Alma Choir scholarship.

Singers should contact Dr. Will Nichols at (989) 463-7221 or nichols@alma.edu. Scholarship auditions should be completed by February 1st of your senior year in high school.  Students who are accepted for admission after the February 1st deadline are offered a three-week extension (from the date of your acceptance) to complete a choir scholarship audition.

Steps to take:

1. Please prepare one of the songs listed below. Practice videos have been uploaded here:
Come Again, Sweet Love (High voices)

Early One Morning (Medium voices)

Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Faded (Low voices)

2. Contact Dr. Nichols to arrange a day to visit campus and sing your vocal scholarship audition. You are encouraged to do this on a weekday afternoon when you can sing with one of the choirs, meet some other singers, and complete your audition after the rehearsal. It is possible to arrange a vocal scholarship audition on a Scholar Summit day, or some Saturdays.

3. Come to campus and sing your best! A piano accompanist will be provided for you. 

Distinguished Vocal Scholars

Students considering careers as choral conductors, music teachers, and professional singers/performers are eligible for Distinguished Vocal Scholarships of up to $8000 to help make it possible to explore these career paths. To be considered, the interested student should visit campus, meet with Dr. Nichols and complete a vocal audition by February 1st of your senior year in high school.