2019-2020 Season Audition Announcement


Lorelei is currently accepting audition materials from sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, and contraltos interested in performing with the ensemble in the 2019-20 season. Based in Boston, Lorelei specializes in the performance of new and early repertoires for women’s voices, with a core membership of 3 sopranos, 3 mezzo sopranos, and 2 contraltos. Contracts will be offered on a project-by-project basis and may include up to 12 weeks of engagements per season, including artist retreats, performances in Boston, and touring periods. Both Boston residents and non-residents are encouraged to apply.

We are nine thoughtful & passionate women looking for…

  • Bold artistry & impeccable musicianship

  • Flexible and sensitive vocalism, rooted in both solo and ensemble experience

  • Previous experience in both new and early repertoires is preferred, but not required (many of us came with a strong suit, and picked the other up)

  • Artists with expertise in non-classical styles/genres

All first round application materials must be submitted electronically by January 15, 2019. Finalists will be notified by January 31, 2019, and invited to audition in Boston between February 17-24, 2019.

Required Materials:

  • A completed Application Form

  • 1-page Cover Letter (PDF only)

  • Headshot (1MB or less for electronic submissions)

  • Resume/C.V. (maximum of 2 pages, PDF only)

  • Recordings (MP3 attachments only) to include the following:

    • At least two (2) varying vocalise of your choice, displaying full range and flexibility

    • Three (3) solo repertoire selections.

      • 1 contemporary (20 or 21st century) aria or art song

      • 1 early (Medieval, Renaissance, or early Baroque) i.e. chant, solo madrigal, aria

      • 1 of your choosing (alternate genres/styles welcome and encouraged, i.e. folk, musical theater, jazz, gospel, pop)

To submit your application materials:

  • Include last name on all file names (“yourlastname.resume.pdf”)

  • Compress all files into one zipped file with the following title format: “yourlastname-auditionmaterials.zip”

  • Email all materials to Lorelei.Ensemble@gmail.com, subject: [last name] audition material submission

Please direct any and all questions to Lorelei.Ensemble@gmail.com