At the beginning of each semester, we organise two open rehearsals where prospective members can get to know our choir and sign up for auditions. The current round has concluded, but the next will take place on Tuesday Februay 6th 2024, at 7 pm. In due time, we will provide more information on this page, as well as on our Facebook or Instagram pages. Meanwhile, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome to join us, a connection to the University is not needed. Neither is a background in music, though you do need a good voice and ear–as well as good cheer and dedication! Candidate members must audition for the choir. During the auditions you will do singing exercises in a small group, and individually perform a song you have prepared beforehand. Results are announced within a few days.
Per academic semester (five months) we work on a repertoire, which we perform during our end-of-the-semester concert. It is not possible to join the UM choir halfway a semester. We rehearse every Tuesday evening in Maastricht’s inner city. In addition, we hold two rehearsal weekends per year, one General Members Assembly, and regular social events. We do not rehearse during the Carnival, Christmas and summer breaks.
We expect members to attend a substantial part of the rehearsals. If you miss rehearsals, please practice at home to prevent holding up the choir. Members’ attendance is also required during the rehearsal weekends and the General Members Assembly. Our membership fee is €50,- for students and €70,- for non-students per semester. This fee covers the rehearsal weekends, two social events, and music scores.