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Cantilena members singing

NOTE: Due to the pandemic, the audition process might be conducted slightly differently than in the past. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact us and we will be in touch with details.

Auditions are by appointment and are held in the sanctuary of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (630 Massachusetts Ave.) in Arlington, MA at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Auditions take approximately 15 minutes and consist of vocalization, pitch-matching, and sight-reading exercises. Singers are asked to prepare a song of their choice to demonstrate vocal quality, technique, and musicality. This song need not be a formal aria or art song: it can be a simple hymn or folksong. Please note that this song will be performed without accompaniment as there will be no accompanist at auditions.

Singers who are successful in the audition will be invited to sing in a rehearsal with the group. Formal invitations for membership will be extended based on the results of this rehearsal.

Schedule an audition

We are now scheduling auditions for our Fall 2022 concert semester. Auditions will be held:

  • August 22, evening - times by appointment

  • September 12 following rehearsal (approx. 9pm)

  • September 19 following rehearsal (approx. 9pm)


To schedule an audition, or to get more information about auditioning, send us an email at