Rehearsals for Mill Avenue Singers (MAS) are held every Monday night 9:00 - 9:40 p.m., immediately following TCC rehearsals. We sometimes schedule an additional workshop (usually a Saturday or Sunday) during the season. MAS usually learns three songs each season. Members of Mill Avenue Singers are expected to attend rehearsals, workshops, and performances. We also expect you to have a good time! We do understand that things come up, so an occasional absence is okay.
The Tempe Community Chorus is comprised of singers of all experience levels who come together to create that great choral sound. Some of our members haven’t sung since high school, some have sung in many choruses throughout the years, some have just graduated college, and some have never had a choral experience. We are dedicated to teaching in a fashion that is easy to understand and expands the way you think about music. We grow vocally during each season to perform at a much higher level than where we start at the beginning of the season.
Tempe Community Chorus is always looking for people who want to improve their individual vocal talent and be a member of an ever-improving musical performance group.
The Mill Avenue Singers is a smaller group within Tempe Community Chorus, made up of singers who are willing and able to work a little harder to perform music that is a bit more challenging. The music selected for this group is intended for small groups and often requires the ability to learn quickly. In addition, the voices need to blend to bring out the personality of the piece. In the past, we have performed Jazz pieces with fun chords, Rock “n” Roll with good beats, and ballads with thick voicing, but the style may change each season! All TCC singers are encouraged to audition if they are interested.
Auditions for the Mill Avenue Singers are held in the first few weeks of each season. Yes, we work hard, but we also have a lot of fun!
Audition music is handed out early so singers have time to practice before auditions. Audition practice is held right after TCC practice for about 30 minutes, usually for two or three weeks in a row.
Audition formats vary from season to season. Keep in mind we are looking for voices that blend together and that fit the style of the music selected for that season. Mill Avenue Singers are selected by the Music Team.