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Interested in
singing with us?

Cantilena members singing

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

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

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