The OBF Chorus is made up of professional singers from all over the United States. Chorus members are compensated for their work during the Festival and receive room and board during their stay.

Many new members are found through a recorded audition process. Auditions are judged against the standard of the chorus and those deemed of the quality required are added to the list of potential singers for future openings. While we accept auditions on a continuing basis, auditions are evaluated annually in December and January. For full consideration, potential chorus members should submit their materials in November and December each year. Existing chorus members are re-invited annually based on their most recent live auditions and on the repertory programmed.

Auditions are submitted via online Slideroom and there is no cost to audition. The application procedures for 2019 include submission of the following materials:

  • A recorded audition of the material listed on the Requirements page.
  • A resume listing your education, training, and pertinent professional solo and choral experiences.
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.
  • One letter of recommendation, submitted through the audition portal

Non-US citizens please note: OBF is not able to assist non-US citizens in obtaining visas to enter the USA for the purpose of singing in the OBF Chorus. If you wish to audition, you must have a visa, green card, or other form of U.S. work permit valid for the duration of Oregon Bach Festival.

If you have questions, contact Mike Anderson at obfchorus@uoregon.edu.