OPEN REHEARSALS

At the beginning of each semester, we organise open rehearsals where prospective members can get to know our choir and sign up for auditions. The next round of open rehearsals will take place on Tuesday February 7th and Tuesday February 14th, starting at 7:30 pm. To join, simply come to the FSE bulding at the Randwyck campus (Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN, Maastricht) and follow the signs. Please come on time to avoid disrupting the rehearsal! Want to know more? Check out our socials or e-mail us via universiteitskoor@maastrichtuniversity.nl

AUDITIONS

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 some singing exercises and sing a song you have prepared beforehand. Results are announced within a few days. In the coming semester, auditions will take place on February 9th, 15th and 16th, between 6:30 and 9:30 pm. You can sign up for an audition slot during our two open rehearsals.

PRACTICALITIES

Per academic semester (five months) we work on a repertoire, which we perform during a concert at the end of the semester. It is not possible to join the UM choir halfway a semester. We rehearse every Tuesdays at Randwyck. In addition to the weekly rehearsals, we also 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.

COMMITMENTS

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 includes one rehearsal day and one rehearsal weekend, two social events, and the music scores.