Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Atlanta Metro Chapter is to
popularize barbershop harmony and other forms of a cappella singing.
- We serve our members by sharing fellowship,
performance skills and leadership development, encouraging individual personal growth as we strive to perfect our
- We serve singers as a
chapter through our support of vocal music education.
- We serve audiences as a
chorus, Atlanta Vocal Project, through public performances
offering an uplifting, wholesome variety of a cappella musical
- We serve and build better communities, bonding diverse people through the pure fun of a
cappella harmony as we "Keep the Whole World Singing!"
Below is some very general information for anyone interested in visiting
or auditioning for membership in Atlanta's hottest new a cappella group,
the Atlanta Vocal Project. If you have any questions about the
process, talk to our membership VP at rehearsal or call 404-919-SING
(404-919-7464) and leave a message. Someone from the membership team
will give you a call back.
The Atlanta Vocal Project rehearses every Thursday evening from
7:30 to 10:00 PM. We try to ensure that each active member has the
opportunity to improve musically each and every week. The rehearsal
format described below is designed to accomplish this. This format is
typical, and the specifics will sometimes be varied depending upon the
time of year and the performances or contests we may be preparing for.
Each new guest will be assigned a shadow. Your shadow is an active
chorus member who sings your voice part who can help answer questions
about music, procedures, where to go for what stuff, state capitals,
etc. OK, no state capitals; for that you're pretty much on your own.
We start each rehearsal with a focus session. We expect
each member to vocally prepare for rehearsal (in other words, warm-up on
the way to rehearsal). To start each rehearsal then, we will spend some
time focusing our individual voices into an ensemble sound, and
making sure we are all mentally focused on the techniques and sound
required to accomplish this. Part of this focus session will also
include vocal craft and techniques. Guests are welcome and encouraged to
participate in this block of rehearsal.
At some times during the
rest of rehearsal, guests may be asked to sit and watch. We will
occasionally do this when there is a specific need for the active chorus
refine the performance of songs we know well. However, most of the time,
guests are welcome to sing all of our songs and to learn new songs along
pre-audition can occur very simply by a guest requesting it, which
can be done as early as your 2nd rehearsal. During the pre-audition,
a music team member will stand in front of you while you sing with
the chorus and listen to you sing. Following rehearsal, your
"listener" will either:
Suggest some things for you to focus on before you audition. In
this case, feel free to request further help or clarification! You
are strongly encouraged to work on these things, and then return for
another pre-audition within 2 weeks.
Invite you to audition! In this case, you will be able to take the
skills portion of the audition as soon as the very next week.
Skills Test: If this is at
least your 3rd rehearsal, and if you previously passed the pre-audition,
a music team member can give you the skills portion of our audition
(about 20 minutes long).
Once you have successfully passed the Skills Test, you are then asked to
prepare for the quartet audition. This consists of singing our
audition song in a quartet for a few
members of our music team. Singing the part you wish to sing within the
chorus, you will be accompanied by the section leaders of the other 3
parts. You must sing the song from memory. You'll sing the song once. We
will give you our initial assessment that might include a small amount
of coaching. Then we'll have you sing the song a 2nd time. The quartet
audition will typically occur right before rehearsal, right after
rehearsal, or during a break. Music and learning files for this song can
be found here.
announcements will be made at the end of rehearsal, although we
attempt to communicate as much information as possible through email
and through our web site. The last few minutes of rehearsal will
typically include some "for the good of the chapter" comments
from active chorus members regarding rehearsal, current or future
Pre-audition: Requested by
you (talk to our membership team) as
early as your 2nd consecutive visit.
Skills Test: Following a successful pre-audition, you will be
invited to take the skills portion of the audition. The skills
audition will typically be done during rehearsal.
Quartet audition: Following successful completion of the skills
test, you will be invited to take the quartet audition. Music and learning files for this song can be
found here. After successful completion of this ‐
Congratulations! You're welcome to become a member of the Atlanta Vocal Project!
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