HCA welcomes everyone of good character, any race, creed or background with a desire to sing solid harmony. Any background with an emphasis on singing is great but not required. Although helpful, the ability to sight-read music is not a requirement for joining - we use pre-recorded learning tracks of our entire repertoire.
It's a simple process for anyone who wishes to try out for HCA.
To audition, you’ll be asked to sing several vocal exercises and patterns that will help us determine your range, tone quality, and pitch accuracy & memory.
Then we ask that you learn a barbershop tag, a dramatic variation put in the last section of the song, on your specific voice part which you will sing in either a quartet or VLQ. Our director and music team will be listening for correct words and notes as well as good vocal tone that will determine part independence and how your sound will blend with the chorus. You will be allowed to use sheet music during the audition.
The final decision is made by the director in conjunction with the Music Team.