The Early Music Ensemble (EME) specializes in the unique,
surprising, and extravagant music of the medieval, Renaissance,
and Baroque periods of Western music. Participants will explore
the repertoire of these centuries through performance with an
emphasis on questions of style, historical practice, notation,
intuition, and expression. EME offers ensembles for both
vocalists and instrumentalists as well as collaborative
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:10–9:00 pm, Recital Hall, Ann E.
Choral Placement Hearings are very short (10 minutes or
less) and are as painless as possible. Think of
it as a miniature voice lesson with an
opportunity to connect
with me one-on-one. The goal of
the Choral Placement Hearing is to determine which
choir(s) might be the best fit for you.
There is a UC Davis choir for everyone!
Your Choral Placement Hearing will include:
Vocal warmup and range exploration
Short musicianship exercises (matching
pitches and/or sight reading)
1–2 minutes of something you love to sing. This
could be a pop song, an aria, Happy Birthday, or
anything that feels comfortable in your
voice. Plan to sing unaccompanied (by
yourself without piano, guitar, etc.).
Brief chat about your musical goals, why you
love singing, and which choir(s) might be the best fit for
Please plan to arrive to Room 130 (Erik’s office) a few minutes
before your scheduled time to fill out a brief questionnaire. I’m
looking forward to meeting you!
A note about reading music
There are many equally valid ways to learn
music. For your Choral Placement Hearing, I am curious
about how you personally learn music right
now. That might be by reading music, that might be by ear, that
might be by some system unique to
you. The short musicianship exercises are
not tests, they’re just small parts of
helping me understand you as a singer.