Auditions

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“Listening to Cantus, you understand that there’s something about a group of people singing that touches listeners on a very human level.”
 NPR


“Working in the respectful, collaborative Cantus environment formed who I am as a musician and as a person.”
– Timothy C. Takach (composer)

Cantus is currently accepting audition materials from tenors, baritones, and basses interested in joining the ensemble. As a member of the eight-voice, artist-led vocal chamber ensemble, you are provided with an annual 52-week contract, full-time salary with benefits, quarterly voice lesson reimbursement, and six weeks of vacation. In the 2018–19 season our artists made $47,000. 

Based in arts-friendly Minneapolis, MN, Cantus tours an average of 13 weeks a year, performs an expansive home concert series of five different subscription series, and has an active schedule of education outreach both in the Twin Cities and across the country.

Minneapolis Live Auditions

Friday, February 22, 2019

Applications must be mailed or submitted electronically by January 7, 2019.
Finalists selected for a live audition will be notified by January 18, 2018.

To view this year’s audition email, please click here.

Application submissions must include the following:

  • A completed Application Form
  • Cover Letter (PDF only)
  • Headshot (1MB or less for electronic submissions)
  • Resume (maximum of 2 pages, PDF only)
  • A collection of recordings (MP3 only) that include the following:
    • At least two (2) varying vocalises of your choice
    • Three (3) solo repertoire selections. At least one must be an aria, and one must be in a language other than English. Selections should contrast in style (aria, art song, musical theater, gospel, jazz, pop).

To submit electronically (strongly preferred):

  • Include your last name in all file names (example: yourlastname-resume.pdf, etc.)
  • Compress all documents into one zipped file with the following title format:
    yourlastname-auditionmaterials.zip then email the zip file to auditions@cantussings.org

To submit by mail, send all required materials in one packet to:

Cantus
ATTN: Auditions
1201 Marquette Avenue S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Please write auditions@cantussings.org if you have any further questions. We look forward to your submission!