Auditions for the 2018-2018 Season

May 17th  from 7-10pm & May 19th from 9am-12pm, 2018

Audition Registration Begins Online on March 1, 2018

Our audition process is meant to identify singers who: are good fit for the National Lutheran Choir musically and technically; who are able to fully commit to the schedule; who demonstrate a commitment to the highest musical standards. Making music with us is a fun and rewarding experience; however, being an National Lutheran Choir member requires hard work, high expectations, and commitment.

Step One: Committing to the Choir Schedule

Singers considering an audition must be able to commit to weekly rehearsals and performances throughout the season listed on the 2018-2019 Choir Schedule (posted by March1, 2018) . All singers of the choir have very busy schedules -- yet a commitment to the choir is a joy when we all do our part. Too many conflicts with the 2018-2019 Choir Schedule may cause undue stress on you and the choir, which we'd like to avoid if possible. If there are a small number of conflicts, you can work with the Artistic Director to discuss your options. 

Step Two: Auditions

Audition Registration will begin on March 1, 2018. After registering online, you will be contacted via email and be given an audition time slot on either May 17th or 19th. Auditions will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (3045 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis). Please be prompt for your scheduled appointment - this too is a part of the audition! At your audition, be prepared to:

  1. Sing a song from your repertoire that showcases the best qualities of your voice. You may perform something as simple as a hymn, or as complex as an aria or art song. Accompaniment will be provided although unaccompanied singing is preferred.
  2. Perform vocal exercises with a pianist to learn more about range, control and other aspects of your voice.
  3. Sight-read a short excerpt and demonstrate your listening abilities.
  4. A Call-back email to be sent within 24 hours that indicates weather or not you are invited to continue in the audition process.

Step Three: Call-Back Auditions

Call- back auditions are set for Tuesday, May 22 from 7-10pm. Call-back auditions take place during the National Lutheran Choir's rehearsal time, and allow you to sing with the current members of NLC to explore your compatibility among all the voices of each section. The purpose of this audition is to learn more about your blending capabilities as a section while also singing naturally and fully. 

Candidates will be notified by phone or e-mail as soon as possible about the outcome of their call-back audition.

Step Four: Invitation to Join

Singers who are invited to join the National Lutheran Choir will co-sign a covenant letter with Artistic Director, David Cherwien. This letter states that they commit to the season schedule, and will identify any known conflicts to which the Artistic Director has agreed.


Thank you for your interest in the National Lutheran Choir! 

Please visit us again on March 1st to register for an audition.

If you have any questions before then, please fill out the form below or email

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Audition Location:

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

3045 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55407