Join the Chorus
2014 Member Call
Choral Arts Society of Frederick Seeks New Members to celebrate its 70th season!
Do you love to sing? Are you an experienced choral singer? Do you have sight-reading skills? Can you survive an audition for placement? If your answers to these questions are “yes”, then the Choral Arts Society of Frederick would like to encourage you to call to arrange an audition to join its 50 plus member choral group for the Spring 2014 season.
The chorus will begin preparation on February 11 at 7:45 p.m. at Frederick Community College. Choral Director Lynn Staininger can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition time prior to the first rehearsal. Auditions are required before beginning rehearsal with the group. Potential singers should be prepared to sing a short selection of your choosing. Openings are available in all voice parts.
The Choral Arts Society of Frederick has been in existence since the l940s and is well known in the music community in Frederick County. CASF repertoire includes music from Bach to Broadway . The chorus also has a separate Doo-Wop Men’s group and a Women’s Choral Ensemble. The chorus is the resident choral group at Frederick Community College, and it includes both members from the community as well as FCC students. FCC students have the chance to sing with an established chorus and have the opportunity to sing choral works which are written for larger groups. CASF sings in a variety of venues with other groups in the region, and many opportunities to perform are available. The chorus is planning to perform a spring pops concert in May and is also planning several benefit concerts during the spring season as well.
Additional information about CASF is available on this website. The chorus practices on Tuesday evenings from 7:45 – 10:00 p.m. at Frederick Community College. CASF is supported in part by grants from the Frederick Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Additional fundraising takes place throughout the year to meet the costs of the organization.
The Choral Arts Society of Frederick (CASF) is a volunteer organization open to those in the community who enjoy singing. Openings for the full year (September – May) concert season are available, particularly in the bass and soprano sections. New members are accepted into the chorus twice each season (September & January). Interested parties should contact Lynn Staininger, CASF Choral Director, by email to schedule an appointment to meet with her. Potential applicants should be prepared to sing. Skilled sight-readers are preferred as well as singers who have good vocal production.
Dues are $100 per semester. Dues must be paid by the third rehearsal unless other arrangements are made. Other financial responsibilities include purchasing music and proper concert attire.
FCC students taking CASF as a credit class do not have to pay dues, but are responsible for purchasing their music and concert attire. Music costs approximately $35 each semester.
Dues/music fees must be paid by cash or check during the first 2 rehearsals. At this time, we do NOT accept credit/debit cards. If you cannot pays your dues/music fees by the second rehearsal, submit a written statement to the Treasurer explaining your situation. We will work with you to make arrangements.
Time: Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:45 to 10:00 PM, with new sessions beginning in September and January of each year.
Location: Room 145, Arts & Student Center (Building F), Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD
By joining our organization, you undertake the commitment to perform in all major concerts and contribute to the support of CASF. This support may take the form of serving on committees, participating in fundraising activities, selling tickets to concerts, and attending all rehearsals and performing at all concerts. While participating in a committees is not mandatory, we encourage everyone to try at least one committee, with the understanding that there will be plenty of support from the other members of the choir and the officers. For a list of committees and their duties, see our by-laws page.
See the Members Info page for additional details.