Auditions

Jeffery Beaudry , Chair

Enoch Gordis, Assistant Chair

auditions@fmmc.org

 

In order to appear in the Club's public concerts, musicians must become FMMC Performance Members by successfully auditioning and then officially joining the Club, including paying Club dues. A deposit of $30 is charged for those wishing to audition for solo or chamber performance membership. The deposit is refunded at the audition. Please note that if more than one member of a chamber ensemble is auditioning, each auditioning member submits an individual audition application and pays the deposit, and each is judged individually according to standards applicable to his or her instrument and its role in the ensemble.

 

Performance Membership Categories

  • Instrumentalist (not keyboard) — solo instrumental, chamber instrumental, orchestra
  • Keyboardist — harpsichord, organ, piano (solo piano, chamber piano [piano with other instruments], duo-piano, and four-hand), vocal accompaniment
  • Singer — solo, chorale, vocal coach
  • Composer
  • Conductor

To see audition requirements for the specific performance categories, please click on the items in the menu above right.

 

2013–2014 Audition Dates

Orchestra: Auditions for Orchestra Performance are held upon request. Contact orchestra@fmmc.org for audition excerpts and more information.

Solo or Chamber: Auditions for performance membership (including accompanists) are held twice a year, and all candidates must perform before an Auditions Committee. Audition dates are Wednesday, October 16, 2013, and Wednesday, March 12, 2014. They will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (subject to change but usually pianists first, then strings, winds, and finally vocalists) at the Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, phone (202) 347-8355.

Audition applications must be postmarked by Monday, September 16, 2013 and Wednesday, February 12, 2014, respectively. Auditions for orchestra or chorale performance membership can be arranged at any time during the concert season. Composers and conductors, and vocal coaches, upon presentation of credentials, are examined by a committee of their peers.

 

Audition Applications

Downloadable performance audition application forms are available in two formats: MS Word (can be filled out electronically) and PDF (fill out by hand).

 

Club Dues

Annual Club membership dues are as follows:

Members ages 23–30 $50
Members ages 31–69 $85
Members age 70 or over
$65
Student members ages 14–22
$25
   

Please go to our Membership page for more information. Click here to download a membership form. There is no minimum age for performance membership. Students are eligible. However, most student members choose to participate in our student program, as explained on our Student Activities page.