Auditions FAQs

Q: I do not have a strong musical background. I’ve never sung in a chorus before. Should I still audition?

A: YES! Vox has a wide variety of member ability ranging from people who have not sung in 40 years to people who sing for a living.

Q: How often does Vox rehearse?

A: We rehearse once a week, usually Tuesday but some Thursdays instead, from 7:00-8:30pm, with sectional and other special rehearsals as needed.

Q: Are there financial obligations associated with membership?

A: Vox work on an optional dues system.  If you can pay, please do, if not, then come sing anyway! ]Dues are $60 for the year ($30 per semester)

Q: Do I need to prepare a song for the audition?

A:  Nope, nothing at all!  Just come ready to sing!

Q: What happens during the audition itself?

A: Vox’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Nabors, will hear each audition. You will not be asked to sing in front of the other auditionees. The audition will consist of few exercises, which assess your vocal range and ability.   You will also be asked to sing through “My Country Tis of Thee” (Music provided). The whole audition takes only a few minutes and will be over before you know it.

Q: Where are the auditions held?

A: First Presbyterian Church of Durham on Main St.

Q: What should I wear to the audition?

A: Whatever makes you feel comfortable!

Q: What should I bring to the audition?

A: Just yourself!

Q: What time should I arrive for my audition?

A: Auditions generally run from 6-7 pm.  The closer you arrive to 6 the better!

Q: I still have more questions.

A: Definitely feel free to contact us with your inquiries at

Q:  How often are rehearsals?  

A: From September through mid-May, Vox rehearses every Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm. Rehearsals take place First Presbyterian Church of Durham. 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Q: Is there an attendance requirement?

A: Members are asked to attend 75% of the weekly rehearsals.

Q: How old do I need to be to join?

A: All Vox members must be at least 15 years of age.

Q: Is there a dress code for performances?

A: YES! We feel that proper concert attire is an important part of our performance and how we are perceived. We ask, therefore, that members wear the following items:

  • Dress black slacks
  • Dress black shoes
  • Vox custom designed shirt
  • socks are up to your own discretion / tastes

Please note there is a one-time $35 fee for purchasing the shirt