TFC Auditions

BSO Choral Director and Tanglewood Festival Chorus conductor James Burton will be hearing new member auditions for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus on Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 9pm and on Monday, June 26th from 1 to 9pm. Each individual's audition will last approximately 15 minutes in one of these time frames.

Audition request submissions for June 24th and June 26th are now closed, and those who applied will be contacted via email by no later than June 10th.  If you would like to be contacted in advance of future audition dates, please complete the brief form linked here. For more information about Tanglewood Festival Chorus membership, please click here.

Audition Requirements:
Auditions will take place at Boston Symphony Hall on June 24 and June 26. If you are offered an audition slot, more information regarding building access, etc. will be sent via email with your confirmed audition time. There will be practice rooms available for warm-up.

  1. Please prepare a piece of your own choosing which best shows off your vocal talents, your vocal range and your musicality. This song should last no more than 3 minutes. This can be sung in any language you wish.  It will be accompanied by our pianist and need not be memorized. In addition to the copy you are using, please bring an additional two copies of the music for the panel.
  2. Please choose a simple song which we will hear you sing unaccompanied and from memory. This can be a folk song, hymn or a simple melody.  It should be sung in English and last no more than 90 seconds. 
  3. You may also be asked to do ear training tests, vocal range exercises and sight reading.

Contact Information

For questions about TFC auditions and membership, please contact tfc@bso.org.