Audition Information

1.  Read and be able to comply with the terms of membership.


2.  Schedule an audition using the form below. Auditions are conducted by appointment only.

  • Our artistic staff will email you to confirm your audition.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

3.  Prepare a short liturgical or secular song, art song, or lieder with the following guidelines:

  • 2-3 minutes in length;

  • preferably in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, German, or English;

  • preferably memorized;

  • demonstrates your ability to sing a phrase, shaping a complete musical thought; and

  • demonstrates your expressive vocal range and flexibility, particularly with regard to dynamics and vibrato.

  • If the piece accompanied, please bring an original copy for our accompanist​​.


4.  In addition to your prepared piece, our artistic director will evaluate your musical skills for​

  • sight-reading ability​​

  • tonal memory

  • rhythmic accuracy

  • vocal range


Membership & Policies


As a member of Nashirah:  The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, I agree to the following:

  1. I will pay annual dues of $150.

  2. I will attend all rehearsals, with all assigned material prepared in advance, and be ready to sing at the regular call time of 6:15 PM on Sunday evenings.

  3. I will submit requests for absence in advance to the artistic director for approval.  I understand that if I am absent more than twice in a half-year preiod the artistic director may make a determination as to whether I may continue with the ensemble, and under what circumstances.

  4. I will be responsible for any music rehearsed during my absences, and will contact another member of my section to obtain rehearsal notess and markings from the missed session.

  5. I will support the mission of Nashirah:  The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia.

** Please resolve any conflicts with the published rehearsal schedule before committing to Nashirah.