Here are a number of frequently-asked questions:
How much personal time will it take?
In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, we perform and receive education throughout the year.
Performances: We perform in the Asheville area about 6-10 times per year. Some are full chorus performances, but many only require a small ensemble. When you become a member and learn some repertoire, you will be asked what your general availability is and the director will use it to contact you periodically as a possible participant.
Education: We participate in Sweet Adelines International's yearly Regional competition in the spring. We have several Tuesday(rehearsal night) or Saturday coaching sessions each year. Coaching is conducted by a Regional or SAI International Faculty member or well-known specialist.
What is the cost?
When you join Song O’ Sky Chorus, you'll also become a member of Sweet Adelines International and Region 14. There is an initial start-up cost to cover your International membership. After that, we have monthly dues that will cover most expenses.
What is the audition procedure?
After your second visit, you will be given access to our NEW MEMBERS page to download sheet music and audio learning tracks to our audition song. When you are ready, you will stand in the front with a quartet (member of each other part) plus your sectionleader & sing the song along with the chorus. Your section leader will listen that you've learned your part.
Do I have to be a great singer?
No, you do not have to be a great singer—nor do you have to be a trained singer. We are looking for women who can carry a tune and show some ability to hold a harmony part against the song melody.
How do I learn the songs?
Sheet music and audio learning tracks for our songs are uploaded to the Members area on our website. Learning tracks offer most songs in three modes: your individual part line, all four parts with your part dominant, and three parts with your part missing. After becoming a member, you are given access to the rest of the learning tracks and sheet music online.