To sign up for an audition day and time, please visit the UMKC Conservatory Large Ensemble Auditions


o   Conservatory Singers, Conservatory Concert Choir, and Canticum Novum are open to all UMKC students regardless of major.

o   University Singers is open to ALL singers including UMKC students, faculty, staff, and members of the Kansas City Community (18 years and older.)

o   Prepare and sing a solo piece of your choice: an art song, aria, or folk song. 

o   If you are uncertain of what piece you should sing, you are welcome to prepare either “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or “Amazing Grace.” You can find a copy of either of these songs here.  Do not let the selection of a solo piece deter you from auditioning OR from a University Chorus Hearing; see contact information below with questions or concerns.

o   An accompanist will be provided; if you have selected a solo piece of your choice, please bring a score for the accompanist. 

o   You will be asked to sing vocal exercises to assess your range and voice part.

o   Those students auditioning for Conservatory Singers will be asked to sightread.

o   If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Dr. Charles Robinson at