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Community members encouraged to join NIC choirs

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Community members are welcome to audition for North Idaho College's choirs.

Community members are welcome to audition for North Idaho College’s choirs.

Auditions for Jazz Co., the college’s vocal jazz ensemble, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays Aug. 24 and 31 in Boswell Hall Room 128. The group specializes in vocal music from the jazz genre and performs six to seven times per year. Familiarity with the jazz vocal style is recommended. A strong sense of responsibility and commitment are required to be part of the jazz ensemble.

Auditions for the NIC Concert Choir will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 in Boswell Hall Room 102. Auditions will consist of singing a simple folk-type melody and various vocal exercises to evaluate musicianship, vocal range and aptitude. The NIC Concert Choir rehearses regularly on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and performs four to five concerts annually.

Auditions for the select vocal ensemble the NIC Madrigal Singers will be from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 in Boswell Hall Room 102. Auditions will focus on evaluating music reading and learning skills, vocal range and aptitude and ability to blend within a small choral ensemble. A strong sense of responsibility and commitment are required to be part of this ensemble. The NIC Madrigal Singers rehearse regularly on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. and perform 8 to 10 times throughout the year.

Participation in NIC’s various choir groups is open to students, staff, faculty and community members. The choirs are currently looking for all voice parts, but men are strongly encouraged to audition.

Information: NIC Choir Director Max Mendez at (208) 769-3275.

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Stacy Hudson is the Public Information Coordinator for North Idaho College

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