Vocal Placement for Fall 2023 will be held on August 28th and September 11th at 6:00 PM
Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions, comments or concerns. On behalf of DGMC, we're very much looking forward to meeting you!
Edward Brown-Kennedy, Membership Director
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus
Vocal Placements Q & A
Q: I do not have a strong musical background. I’ve never sung in a chorus before. Can I still be in the chorus?
A: YES! We have members who only sang in the shower before joining, some who have advanced musical degrees, and everything in between. Part of DGMC’s formula of success is to take a mix of singers with diverse experiences in music. In addition to singing, we also need members with skills in many other areas.
Q: How often does DGMC rehearse?
A: We rehearse every Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:30pm, with sectional and other special rehearsals as needed.
Q: Are there financial obligations associated with membership?
A: Members of DGMC are required to pay the following:
Dues are $90 a year which can be paid in 3 $30 installments
Wardrobe is approximately $125, a one-time payment
Other small incidental expenses
Financial assistance is available. Complete information on costs and assistance will be available at the New Member Orientation.
Q: Do I need to prepare a song for the vocal placement?
A: Not unless you want to. There may also be exercises geared toward blending, harmonizing and voice placement. It is very non-threatening, and you will be made to feel completely comfortable.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Whatever makes you feel comfortable!
Q: What should I bring?
A: Just yourself.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Please arrive no more than 15 minutes ahead of time, as we anticipate the evening will be tightly scheduled. Regular practice will be held the same evening as your vocal placement.
Q: What happens during the vocal placement itself?
A: DGMC’s Artistic Director, Kathy Clark will hear each person. You will not be asked to sing in front of the others. The vocal placement will consist of your song if you bring one, or a portion of it, followed by a few exercises which will enable the staff to assess your vocal range and ability. The whole process takes only a few minutes and will be over before you know it.
Q: How do I find out whether or not I made it?
A: We will let you know that evening and your first rehearsal will be that night.
Q: I still have more questions.
A: Definitely feel free to contact us with your inquiries!
Thank you for your interest in DGMC. We look forward to meeting you very soon.
To schedule a vocal placement, go to the link below. You can select the payment option for cash (although there is no charge). Add the "SING" product to the card and then checkout. You will receive an email that confirms your date and also will ask you to complete some information for us.